Rosa Parks Portrayed at LBI Library Branch

Feb 20, 2018

On a December day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus.

Her story, which serves as a reminder that people cannot always stand by and observe the status quo, is remembered on Wednesday, Feb 28, 7 p.m. at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library. Alex Ford will portray her in “Rosa Parks: First Lady of Civil Rights” in a program made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Ford has an associate arts degree in literature, arts and philosophy from Camden County College, and her bachelor of arts degree in theater studies from Montclair State University.

As part of her research for Rosa Parks, Ford has traveled to Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama. She has read all of the biographies about Parks and examined pages and pages of supplemental material related to the civil rights movement in America.

For more information, call the branch at 609-494-5900. —E.E.

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