On original signed letter from Deepak Chopra to Rosa Parks. Letter is in excellent condition and measures 11 x 8".
Two page letter is typed and signed on second page by Chopra in black ink. Dated January 21, 1998, the letter recounts Chopra's memory of being touched by Parks action as a young boy in India and the effects her actions had on his parents and family who shared the wounds of slavery and subjugation: "We were under the impression that the United States was a great and civilized country. We couldn't believe that people were discriminated against...The wounds of slavery and subjugation were re-awakened that day in my parents and grandparents. They cheered and saluted the heroism of this black woman, Rosa Parks..."
From the Gregory Reed Collection. Gregory Reed was Rosa Parks' lawyer, and consequently had in his possession a number of documents relating to African American history and the Civil Rights movement. Additionally, he represented the family members and Estates of members of various Motown groups, such as the Temptations.