African-American Book Discussion

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pwc library(Prince William County, VA, 01/21/2014)… The African-American Book Group will be discussing “Quiet Strength: the Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman who Changed a Nation” by Rosa Parks and Gregory Reed. On June 15, 1999, Mrs. Rosa Parks was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor–a tribute to the power of one solitary woman to influence the soul of a nation. But awards and influence were far from her mind when, on December 1, 1955, she refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was not trying to start a movement. She was simply tired of social injustice and did not think a woman should be forced to stand so that a man could sit down. Yet her simple act of courage set in motion a chain of events that changed forever the landscape of American race relations. Quiet Strength celebrates the principles and convictions that guided her through a remarkable life.

            Please join us in Potomac’s Community Room on Thursday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss this story of “Quiet Strength”.

For further information about this program, visit Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, VA, or call 703-494-8126 (voice); 703-494-8129 (TTY) or visit us on the web at

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