PARKS, ROSA (1913-2005)
African-American activist, best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. Ms. Parks rejected bus driver James Blake’s order to vacate a row of sour seats in the “colored” section in favor of a white passenger, once the white section was filled. She was not the first person to resist bus segregation but the NAACP believe that she was the best candidate for seeing through a court challenge after her arrest for civil disobedience in violating Alabama segregation laws. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation and organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including Edgar Nixon and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Parks was the recipient of the Spingarn Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Gold Medal and, posthumously, honored with a statue erected in the US Capitol’s Statuary Hall. She was the first woman to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.
SP – Signed Photograph: 11″x14″ lightweight color lithoprint from an original oil painting, nicely signed in ballpoint pen. Excellent. Comes with two authentication statements.
Similar signed color litho prints have sold for upwards of $1,500-3,000.