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The Galleries at the Library: Reimagining Rosa Parks

Call for Entries: Reimagining Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks’ refusal to yield her seat created a clear and defining moment toward the pursuit of racial equality in the United States, and nearly 60 years later that act of civil disobedience carries a universal legacy. The exhibition, Reimagining Rosa Parks, examines and reimagines Rosa Parks' identity and Civil Rights legacy as applied to contemporary Civil Rights issues.

Reimagining Rosa Parks is an exhibition developed for the Book Bridge Project, an annual program that centers curriculum around a featured book. This year’s book is Jeanne Theoharis’ The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, which describes a different Rosa Parks—one who was keenly aware of how to engage in civil disobedience to provoke change.

Image: Beverly Paul

Image: Beverley Paul. Homage to Norman Rockwell: Self Portrait-The Problem We Still Live With. 2014.

Featured Artists

Nava Atlas | Aileen Bassis | Sharon Burton | Laurence Chandler | Drew Costley

Carl Ferrero | Charles Mason | Becky Nasadowski |  Beverly Paul

Anthony Tremblay | David Willison | Malandela Zulu

Image: Sharon Burton

Image: Sharon Burton. Rosa 7053. 2014.

Image: Laurence Chandler

Image: Laurence Chandler. Power to the People. 2012.

David Willison

Image: David Willison

Image: David Willison. Mugshot Message #2. 2014.

Exhibit Hours & Location

Spring Semester 

Monday - Thursday: 
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Summer Session 

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


PGCC Library, First Floor
Accokeek Hall


For further information on the exhibit, contactJulie Seigel:

For further information on the Book Bridge Project, contact: Risikat Okedeyi: