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Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus: Life, Lessons, and Leadership

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Thursday, November 3

Hybrid Event

In-person: 12:00 pm, bar opens; 12:30 pm lunch; 1:00 pm, program

Zoom: 1:00 pm to 2:00pm

WNDC is pleased to host H.H. Leonards—founder of O Museum in The Mansion and author of Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus: Life, Lessons, and Leadership—for a personal account of the life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. From 1994 to 2004, Mrs. Parks lived with H.H. at the O Street Museum as part of The Mansion and O Museum’s heroes-in-residence program. Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus is a rare look into Mrs. Parks’ life, her thoughts, her beliefs, and her immense wisdom that moved people — from diverse moral leaders Nelson Mandela, Deepak Chopra, Malcolm X, and Pope John Paul II to the smallest of children — to seek and revere her presence.

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More About H.H. Leonards

H.H. Leonards is a wife, mother of three, founder of O Museum in The Mansion, founder of PIRmarketing.com and co-founder of 51StepsToFreedom.org. Mrs. Rosa Parks and her friends and business associates lived with her, at no cost, as part of The Mansion and O Museum’s heroes-in-residence program. O Museum in The Mansion is now A Historic 20th Century Civil Rights Site, on The African American Heritage Trail.

Mrs. Parks’ message is as urgent today as it was in 1955.

 


More About the Book

Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus: Life, Lessons, and Leadership is an inspiring book about having faith in yourself to do the hard work to change hearts and minds — and to have the courage to fight for the rights of all others: Black, White, religious, non-religious, men, women, and children.

Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus is a rare look into Mrs. Parks’ life, her thoughts, her beliefs, and her immense wisdom that moved people — from diverse moral leaders Nelson Mandela, Deepak Chopra, Malcolm X, and Pope John Paul II to the smallest of children — to seek and revere her presence. This book explores many of the things Mrs. Parks did that history books don’t teach. It is a collection of personal stories compiled from the decade that Mrs. Parks lived and traveled with the author.

During those years, Leonards was able to feel the heart and soul of the woman who became “The Mother of The Civil Rights Movement” and the Grandmother of The Women’s Movement. In the book the author shares her remembrances, both delightful and somber, in a way that offers readers an intimate glimpse into the personhood of Mrs. Parks.

Mrs. Parks is much more than someone who refused to get up from her bus seat. She was a survivor and the ultimate influencer of generations to come. She believed the laws can change but if you don’t change people’s hearts nothing changes. She believed Love is all that matters.


COVID vaccination with booster required for entry; click here to learn more about WNDC’s COVID safety policies.

 

 

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Date:
November 3
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Website:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=r9lrdvwab&oeidk=a07ejb915yab4cdadff

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Woman’s National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
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