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Black Hollywood: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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 dives into the often overlooked breadth of Rosa Parks’ accomplishments and the impact of her fight to overcome racial injustice. Detailing Parks’ achievements beyond the fraction of her life most often taught in schools, the film examines the groundbreaking actions that Parks led throughout the Civil Rights Movement.

Directors Yoruba Richen and Johanna Hamilton weave together interviews from academics and activists such as Bryan Stevenson, Patrisse Cullors, and Ericka Huggins, along with personal stories from Parks’ family and remarkable footage of Mrs. Parks herself, to illuminate her decades of extensive organizing, strategizing, and activism in pursuit of Black liberation.

Director Yoruba Richen will join moderator Mireille Miller-Young (Feminist Studies, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.


Carsey-Wolf Center
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UCSB Pollock Theater
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