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Wanda's Picks:The Rebellious Life of Mrs.RosaParks

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We open the show today, which is dedicated to freedom fighter, Mrs. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (Feb. 4, 1913-Oct. 24, 2006) with an interview with scholar and Parks biographer, Jeanne Theoharis, Ph.D., a professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY NY.  Her new book, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, comes on the 100th year of Mrs. Parks's life. Dr. Theoharis is the author and coauthor of six books and numerous articles on the black freedom struggle and the contemporary politics of race in the United States. We open with Lift Ev'ry Voice/Star Spangled Banner by Rene Marie and Rosa Parks speaking Oct. 16, 1995 at the Million Man March. Note the interesting coincidence of her departure from this realm is also in October. We close the program with an interview with Larry Americ Allen, playwright whose The Expulsion of Malcolm X opens this evening at the Southside Theatre at Ft. Mason Ctr., Bldg. D, 3rd Floor, for a month long run Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. April 12-May 5, 2013. Call (510) 213-0401 or brownpapertickets.com