Parks attended a Highlander workshop in 1955, invited
by staff member Septima Clark. This was shortly before
her historic bus ride in Montgomery.
said later, meeting black and white southerners wanting
to build a democratic South, provided the first glimmer
she had seen for the possibility of change.
came to Highlander as a volunteer songleader and musician
Septima Clark and Rosa Parks
Highlander School, 1955
Photographer: Highlander Archive