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Joanna Maddox – A Bus Ride with Rosa Parks
Open to all ages. Join actress, singer, and storyteller, Joanna Maddox as helps us relive the story of Rosa Parks’s history-changing actions. Note, seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.
Rosa Parks, “The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” is a symbol of freedom for the world. She is a woman of quiet courage, dignity, and determination. In this one-woman show her life is presented from her childhood days as a field hand. Rosa Parks’ mother and maternal grandparents encouraged her from an early age to stand up for herself and to feel good about herself even though she was mistreated because of the color of her skin. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat to a white male passenger and was arrested by the Montgomery Police. Her simple act of courage set in motion a change of events that forever changed American race relations and redirected the course of history.
Joanna Maddox has appeared in numerous national television and radio commercials including “In the Heat of the Night” and “The Tonight Show,” with Jay Leno. Her Divas Tribute, “Lessons from the Divas” has taken her from Las Vegas, Nevada to Paris, France. She performs in schools, festivals, universities, museums, libraries, churches, and theatres nationwide.