May 17, 2022

Listen Online: Stanford University Archives Digitizes Recording of a 1990 Rosa Parks Press Conference

From Stanford Libraries:

Rosa Parks in 1993 (via Wikipedia)

The Stanford Archives is excited to share that an audio recording of a Rosa Parks press conference, held at Arroyo House at Stanford University on February 18, 1990, was recently digitized and is now accessible worldwide via Stanford Libraries’ discovery platforms.

Parks spoke briefly the following day before a packed audience in Memorial Auditorium.


The Rosa Parks press conference recording was donated to Stanford Libraries by Professor John R. Rickford, the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities at Stanford University, as part of the John R. Rickford papers.

Learn More About the Recording

Listen to the Press Conference

See Also: Explore the Online Version of the New Rosa Parks Exhibit at the Library of Congress

Stream Online: More Audio and Video Interviews with Rosa Parks (via American Archive of Public Broadcasting)

2000 Interview: Rosa Parks, with Author Douglas Brinkley

1985 Interview PBS Interview with Rosa Parks

1956 Interview Commentary of a Black Southern Bus Rider

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