December 1 marked the sixtieth anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger—a move that launched a citywide boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, and other desegregation efforts. Six decades later, Parks’ act and subsequent civil rights endeavors provide an opportunity to teach black resistance differently, according to UT’s Derek Alderman and Joshua Inwood.
Several international and local media outlets interviewed Alderman and Inwood about this topic including Turkish National Television, the Knoxville News Sentinel, and WATE-TV Channel 6 (video in middle of page).
Alderman is professor and head of the Department of Geography.
Inwood is an associate professor of geography with a joint appointment in the Africana Studies Program.