Sitting for Civil Rights: Remembering Rosa Parks webinar


On the 65th anniversary of her iconic bus ride that earned her the title “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” the Atlantic City Free Public Library will hold a virtual program — Sitting for Civil Rights: Remembering Rosa Parks — on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The American Historical Theater will lead the program. Actress and historian Alexandra Ford will portray Parks.

Registration is required for this program. Please visit the Online Programs page at A link to the online registration will be included in the description of this program. Those who register will later receive a Zoom link to attend this virtual program.

On Dec. 1, 1955, what did one woman on a Montgomery bus do to deserve such accolades and why? What drove her to her actions and what did she hope to achieve? How did this change her life, and the lives of others in the United States? Rosa Parks’ story will serve to remind all who hear it that we cannot always stand by and observe the status quo. Sometimes, we have to take a seat to be heard and knowingly place our personal comfort aside in order to bring about the changes that will help “We the People ...” form that “… more Perfect Union” that is our Nation’s promise.

As part of her research on Parks, Ford traveled to Montgomery and Tuskegee, Ala. She has read all the biographies of Parks and examined volumes of supplemental material related to the Civil Rights Movement. She earned an AAS degree in Literature, Arts, and Philosophy from Camden County College, and her BFA degree in Theatre Studies from Montclair State University.