The Library of Congress Blog features "Rosa Parks, In Her Own Words, A Short Documentary." In this six-minute documentary, Condoleezza Rice, Bryan Stevenson, Ken Burns, Jacqueline Woodson, Sharon Robinson and Parks biographer Jeanne Theoharis read from her private writings and talk of the woman behind the icon.
interviews Library of Congress Program Specialist Luis Clavell in "Behind the Scenes: Inspired by Rosa Parks." Luis is instrumental in bringing the Rosa Parks collection to the public and serves on a team that manages the collection.
From the Catbird Seat: Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress reprints two poems inspired by Rosa Parks from Rita Dove, former US Poet Laureate (1993-1995). “Rita Dove and “On the Bus with Rosa Parks”
Teaching with the Library of Congress blog invites K-12 educators to “Sign Up for a Teaching with Primary Sources Workshop Using the Rosa Parks Papers.” Join Library of Congress education specialists for a free one-day Teaching with Primary Sources professional development program for K-12 educators, held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Remember, the Manuscript Division’s Rosa Parks Papers have been digitized and can be accessed online. If you need help navigating the collection contact us via our Ask-A-Librarian page.