(SBN) – Imagine sitting in your elementary school social studies class when the lesson turns to a woman you’ve known as simply ‘Auntie Rosa’ for all your young life, only to learn that she’s an iconic figure from the 1960 Civil Rights Movement. Such was the case for then Sheilia McCauley — now Sheilia McCauley-Keys –decades ago, who said the other students giggled when she said, “That’s my Auntie Rosa.”
McCauley-Keys is the 7th niece of Parks; she and other family members lovingly shared their memories of their famous aunt in the book titled ‘Our Auntie Rosa‘.
SBN’s Kim Lampkins spoke with Mrs. Keys who recalled several stories, to include how riding in a car with her Auntie Rosa behind the wheel was always a “harrowing experience.” Evidently the Mrs. Parks “thought she could drive” when “she really couldn’t.”
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