Opening This Week: Reimagining Rosa Parks: A Prince George’s Community College Library and Book Project

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I am happy to be a part of this important group art exhibition honoring one of my sheroes of the Civil Rights Movement and honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (my sorority).  This exhibition, opening this week at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, celebrates the brave legacy of Rosa Parks.

“Rosa Parks’ refusal to yield her seat created a clear and defining moment toward the pursuit of racial equality in the United States, and nearly 60 years later that act of civil disobedience carries a universal legacy. The exhibition, Reimagining Rosa Parks, examines and reimagines Rosa Parks’ identity and Civil Rights legacy as applied to contemporary Civil Rights issues.

Reimagining Rosa Parks is an exhibition developed for the Book Bridge Project, an annual program that centers curriculum around a featured book. This year’s book is Jeanne Theoharis’ The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, which describes a different Rosa Parks—one who was keenly aware of how to engage in civil disobedience to provoke change”

Image: Sharon Burton

A brand new work, Rosa 7053 (2014), (see above) is the first in a series of mixed media church fans I am creating celebrating Legacies….sheroes and heroes that include people from history and my own family members.

The opening reception is scheduled for this Wednesday at the library from 3 pm until 5 pm (see details below).  Free and opened to the public.  The exhibition is on view through July 3, 2014. For more information, visit the Library’s website at http://pgcc.libguides.com/rosaparks

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