Topic: Rosa Parks

Metro, News, University News

Film discusses Rosa Parks House

April 15, 2018 Comments are Disabled

A documentary screened as part of the first annual Rhode Island Black Film Festival yesterday sparked conversation about the reconstruction of a house in which Rosa Parks once lived that is currently located in Providence.

Metro, News

Metro Roundup, April 2

April 1, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Three thousand Rhode Islanders bore posters, megaphones and palpable determination as they assembled to stand behind the survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting and demand gun control March 24 at the State House.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: House or no house, University will celebrate Parks

March 20, 2018 1 comment

The legal threat that halted the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice’s planned Rosa Parks exhibit is truly disappointing (“Rosa Parks Exhibition Canceled,” March 15).

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Rosa Parks exhibit should not give up its seat

March 18, 2018 1 comment

A couple of days ago I read a Feb. 21 Herald article about a house that Rosa Parks once stayed in being put on display by Brown. A March 15 Herald article said the display was being canceled due to a dispute as to how much time she actually spent in the home.

The Nash Family Foundation gave the University $45,000 to transport a house belonging to Rosa Parks’ brother from Germany to Providence.

Metro, News

Rosa Parks exhibition canceled

March 15, 2018 4 comments

The University canceled the planned exhibition of a house connected to Rosa Parks March 8, citing a “dispute” over the house that is independent of the University, wrote Director of News and Editorial Development Brian Clark in an email to The Herald.

Artist Ryan Mendoza displayed Rosa Parks’ former house in his backyard in Berlin after rebuilding it. The structure will now be featured as “Unfinished Business: The Rosa Parks Exhibition” in the WaterFire Arts Center.

News, University News

University explores life and times of Rosa Parks with new exhibit

February 21, 2018 Comments are Disabled

History froze Rosa Parks in the moment she refused to get up from her seat in Montgomery, Alabama, according to Anthony Bogues, professor of humanities and critical theory, and Jeanne Theoharis, author of “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” and professor at Brooklyn College.