How Clothes Helped Female Leaders Convey the Struggle for Civil Rights

In retrospect, it was something of a demure mug shot.

Buttoned up into a waist-whittling and broad-shouldered bar blazer, a flower tucked into her upswept milk braid, and thin spectacles perched upon her nose, Rosa Parks couldn’t have looked more like a lady when she was arrested by the police in Montgomery, Alabama, in December of 1955.

More information: http://www.vogue.com/13523913/rosa-parks-civil-rights-angela-davis-coretta-scott-king-civil-rights-movement/

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