THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF
MRS. ROSA PARKS
Tuesday, September 27
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Yoruba Richen & Johanna Hamilton, author Jeanne Theoharis (on whose eponymous book the film is based), and executive producer Soledad O’Brien.
Based on the bestselling biography by Jeanne Theoharis and executive produced by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS expands the record on Parks’ overlooked accomplishments and the importance of her drive and fight to overcome racial injustices and rampant inequalities. In short, what we are taught in school about Rosa Parks is a mere fraction of the full story about who she truly was. Directors Yoruba Richen and Johanna Hamilton expertly weave together interviews from academics and activists such as Bryan Stevenson, Patrisse Cullors and Ericka Huggins, along with personal stories from her family, and remarkable footage of Mrs. Parks herself, to illuminate her decades-worth of extensive organizing, strategizing, and activism in the pursuit of Black liberation. Lisa Gay Hamilton lends her talent in the documentary as the voice of Mrs. Rosa Parks.