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The hidden life of Rosa Parks - Riché D. Richardson

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Throughout her life, Rosa Parks repeatedly challenged racial violence and the prejudiced systems protecting its perpetrators. Her refusal to move to the back of a segregated bus ignited a boycott that lasted 381 days and helped transform civil rights activism into a national movement. But this work came at an enormous risk— and a personal price. Riché D. Richardson details the life of Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks is often described as a person who had “quiet strength.” How does her work challenge this description?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Riche Richardson
  • Director Joash Berkeley
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Storyboard Artist Harol Bustos, Rommel Ruiz, Federico Epis
  • Animator Joash Berkeley, Chris Saez, Manuel Neto, Felipe Vargas, Seongjin Yoon, Taylor Peters, Reece Parker, Jose Peña
  • Art Director Joash Berkeley, Harol Bustos
  • Compositor Joash Berkeley
  • Sound Designer John Poon
  • Music John Poon, Alphonso Horne, Josh Cole, Todd Pentney, Daniel Kluger
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-Checker Joseph Isaac

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