Rosa Parks

Portrayed by Alexandra Ford

rosa quoteRosa Parks said: “I’d see the bus pass by me every day…but to me, that was a way we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white one.”

On December 1, 1955, what did one woman on a Montgomery Alabama Bus do to deserve such accolades and why? What drove her to her actions and what did she hope to achieve? How did this change her life, and the lives of others in the United States? Rosa Parks’ story will serve to remind all who hear it that we cannot always stand by and observe the status quo. Sometimes, we have to take a seat to be heard and knowingly place our personal comfort aside in order to bring about the changes that will help “We the People…” form that “…more Perfect Union” that is our Nation’s promise.

Alexandra Ford is thrilled to bring Rosa Parks’ story to audiences in the 21st century. For American Historical Theatre, she also portrays Oney Judge. Other credits include Delaware Humanities Forum and Storybook Musical Theater. Alex has an AAS degree in Literature, Arts, and Philosophy from Camden County College, and her BFA degree in Theatre Studies from Montclair State University.

As part of her research for Rosa Parks, Miss Ford has traveled to Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama. She has read all the biographies of Rosa Parks and examined pages and pages of supplemental Material related to the Civil Rights Movement in America.