The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

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Saturday, Feb 4, 2023
7:30 p.m.

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Detroit Film Theatre

5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

USA/2022—directed by  Johanna Hamilton and Yoruba Richen | 96 min.

Join us for a screening of The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks, followed by a special conversation moderated by the film’s executive producer Soledad O’Brien, and joined by Jocelyn Benson, Michigan’s Secretary of State, Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, the film’s directors Yoruba Richen and Johanna Hamilton, Dr. Jeanne Theoharis and Lonnie McCauley, Rosa Parks’ grandnephew.

The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks corrects the record on Parks’ often-overlooked accomplishments and the erasure of her radical politics. In short, what we are taught in school about Rosa Parks is a mere fraction of the full story about who she truly was.

This special evening is co-presented by SO’B Productions, American Federation of Teachers, The League, Freep Film Festival and Friends of Detroit Film Theatre.

“Perhaps foremost, Mrs. Rosa Parks highlights the selflessness of its subject and seeks to provide a detailed portrait of a woman who, through the vagaries of history, was frequently reduced to a symbol." –Brian Lowry, CNN.com

Black History Month programs are generously supported by the Arn and Nancy Tellem Foundation.

Rosa Parks speaking at a microphone

USA/2022—directed by  Johanna Hamilton and Yoruba Richen | 96 min.

Join us for a screening of The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks, followed by a special conversation moderated by the film’s executive producer Soledad O’Brien, and joined by Jocelyn Benson, Michigan’s Secretary of State, Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, the film’s directors Yoruba Richen and Johanna Hamilton, Dr. Jeanne Theoharis and Lonnie McCauley, Rosa Parks’ grandnephew.

The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks corrects the record on Parks’ often-overlooked accomplishments and the erasure of her radical politics. In short, what we are taught in school about Rosa Parks is a mere fraction of the full story about who she truly was.

This special evening is co-presented by SO’B Productions, American Federation of Teachers, The League, Freep Film Festival and Friends of Detroit Film Theatre.

“Perhaps foremost, Mrs. Rosa Parks highlights the selflessness of its subject and seeks to provide a detailed portrait of a woman who, through the vagaries of history, was frequently reduced to a symbol." –Brian Lowry, CNN.com

Black History Month programs are generously supported by the Arn and Nancy Tellem Foundation.