University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS
THE FAMILY OF ROSA PARKS
We all know that Rosa Parks was sitting in the coloured section of a nearly empty Montgomery, Alabama. city bus and refused to move further back when the bus driver asked her to. For years, Rosa’s public persona has been that of a shy, stoic and genteel woman who was simply tired that day and quietly said “no” when asked to move.
Tonight we welcome Sheila McCauley Keys, niece of Rosa Parks and Eddie B Allen to Lincoln. Sheila will share her memories of the woman who was not only the mother of the civil rights movement but a nurturing mother figure to all her family. Her brave act on a bus in December 1955, was just one moment in a life lived with great humility and decency.
This is Sheila McCauley Keys and Eddie B. Allen’s only European appearance.