Join H. H. Leonards as she talks about her new book and answers questions about her experience with Rosa Parks.
Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus: Life, Lessons, and Leadership by H. H. Leonards, a Washington, D.C.-based philanthropist and the founder of the Mansion on O Street—an events space dedicated to fostering diversity and creativity. Leonards was a friend of the late Rosa Parks, who stayed at Leonards’ home on O Street while recovering from an assault in 1994. Publication is timed with Juneteenth: “Her story and the idea of liberation go hand-in-hand,” Boyd says.
The book depicts little-known stories about Parks related to her faith, as well as her ideas for ending racism, while correcting misperceptions about her perpetuated by the media.
Tickets are $29 each and include a copy of Rosa Parks Beyond The Bus: Life, Lessons, and Leadership .
H.H. Leonards will be signing books after her lecture.
Presented by CCAC and The Rudolph Girls Bookstore