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Photo, Print, Drawing Leona McCauley, 1925

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About this Item


  • Leona McCauley, 1925


  • Photograph shows a portrait of Rosa Parks' mother, Leona Edwards McCauley (seated), with cousin, Beatrice Brooks.

Created / Published

  • [Alabama?], [1925]


  • -  Parks, Rosa,--1913-2005--Family
  • -  McCauley, Leona Edwards,--1888-1979
  • -  Brooks, Beatrice


  • Group portraits--1920-1930.
  • Photographic postcards--1920-1930.
  • Portrait photographs--1920-1930.


  • Portrait photographs--1920-1930
  • Group portraits--1920-1930
  • Photographic postcards--1920-1930


  • -  Caption label from exhibit Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Early Life and Activism: Rosa's Mother, Leona Edwards. Leona Edwards was born in Pine Level, Alabama, the youngest of Sylvester and Rose Edwards's three daughters. She attended Payne University in Selma but did not earn a degree. Leona became a dedicated rural school teacher, and her meager salary was the main source of the family's income. She instilled in Rosa the importance of faith, self-respect, and education values reinforced by her grandparents and the teachers at Miss White's School, a school that Rosa would attend at age eleven.
  • -  Title and date from item. Note attached to photo inscribed (in Rosa Parks' hand): "Beatrice Brooks".
  • -  Illustration in: Rosa Parks, My Story / by Rosa Parks, with Jim Haskins. New York: Dial Books. 1992, p. [4]
  • -  Published caption: Rosa's mother, Leona Edwards (seated) and Leona's cousin Beatrice.
  • -  Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).
  • -  Exhibited: "Rosa Parks: Beyond the Bus" at the South Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., December 5, 2019 - September 2020.


  • 1 photograph : print ; sheet 13.6 x 8.5 cm (postcard format)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 15048, pg. 7 [item] [P&P]


Digital Id

  • ppmsca 38925 //

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2015645715

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-38925 (digital file from original item)

Rights Advisory

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  • image

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  • Call Number: LOT 15048, pg. 7 [item] [P&P]
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Chicago citation style:

Leona McCauley. , 1925. [Alabama?] Photograph.

APA citation style:

(1925) Leona McCauley. , 1925. [Alabama?] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Leona McCauley. [Alabama?] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.