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December 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-Person: An Evening with H. H. Leonards


December 5, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books presents…



Rosa Parks Beyond The Bus: Life, Lessons, And Leadership

(R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, $24.99)

Tuesday, December 5, 7 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with H.H. Leonards discussing her compelling book: Rosa Parks Beyond The Bus: Life, Lessons, And Leadership (R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, $24.99).

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus: Life, Lessons, and Leadershipis a collection of inspiring and instructive memories compiled from the decade that Mrs. Parks was a guest in author H.H. Leonard’s Washington, DC home. During those years, Mrs. Leonards was able to know the heart, mind, and spirit of the woman who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus on December 1, 1955. The author shares her remembrances, both delightful and somber, in a way that offers readers an intimate and personal glimpse into the personhood of Mrs. Parks. Mrs. Parks is a seminal point in the history of civil, human, and women’s rights. Her story, as told through the eyes of H.H. Leonards, also touches on the journey of African-American women who have somehow managed to survive a system that cared little about the indignities they suffered―from discrimination to sexual assault. While many of her contemporaries attempted to define her as the woman who refused to give up her seat on the bus, she was more than the sum of one pivotal decision. She was decidedly multi-dimensional. Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus is a personal look into Mrs. Parks’ life, her thoughts, her beliefs, and her immense wisdom that moved people― from world leaders Nelson Mandela, Deepak Chopra, and Pope John Paul II to the smallest of children―to seek and revere her presence.



About the Author:

H.H. Leonards, a mother of three and founder of O Museum in The Mansion in Washington, DC, is dedicated to promoting diversity and fostering the human spirit. Her historic establishment, dating back to 1980, provides a sanctuary where guests, including Mrs. Rosa Parks and her associates, lived cost-free as part of the Heroes-In-Residence Program. Mrs. Leonards has a career focus on encouraging corporations to use their philanthropic contributions effectively. She co-founded 51StepsToFreedom.org, a nonprofit working on a city-wide trail that traces America’s fight for equality and freedom through music and storytelling, making her a staunch advocate for social justice.