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“I want this book to touch people’s soul because that’s what Mrs. Parks did for me. She touched my soul.”

- H.H. Leonards

Rosa Parks Beyond The Bus

Life, Lessons, and Leadership

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About The Book

Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus: Life, Lessons, and Leadership is 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 uses the book as a forum to share her remembrances, both delightful and somber, in a way that offers readers an intimate and personal glimpse into the personhood of Mrs. Parks. 

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

Author H. H. Leonards is founder and chair of the Mansion on O Street and the O Street Museum Foundation, headquartered in Washington, DC. She is a wife, mother of three, and friend to celebrities and everyday people alike. The Perdue University alumna established The Mansion in 1980 to provide a unique and eclectic forum where clients learn from one another and foster the development of diversity, the creative process, and the human spirit.