Richardson explores Rosa Parks’ life in new animated video

By: Linda B. Glaser,  Cornell Chronicle
Mon, 06/22/2020

The Hidden Life of Rosa Parks,” a new TED-Ed animated video written by Riché Richardson, associate professor of Africana studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, explores Parks’ work with the NAACP, bus boycotts and her lifelong fight against racial inequality.

“One of our goals with the project was to spotlight dimensions of Rosa Parks that are less familiar and to help viewers move beyond the myths,” Richardson said of the five-minute video, which uses muted colors and jazz music to give the piece a period feel.


   Depiction of Rosa Parks made of fabric