Rosa Parks


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Montgomery, Alabama, the 1st of December, 1955: at the end of the working day, 42-year-old Rosa Parks, a black leather dressmaker by profession, takes bus 2857, headed home...

She sits in a central row, but when a white passenger gets on after a few stops, the driver asks her to get up to give him his seat, as required by the rules.

Rosa knows them well: blacks sit behind her, whites sit in front of her, while the central seats are mixed and can only be used if all the others are occupied, but whites always have priority. "No," Rosa replies without thinking too much, she doesn't intend to get up. Her refusal turns her into a heroine of black rights, engaged in the fight against segregation that oppressed Alabama and other Southern states, becoming the propellant of the historic bus boycott in Montgomery led by Martin Luther King.


GENRE Biography / Graphic Novel
FIRST PUBLISHER BeccoGiallo (Italy), 2020