25 October 2005

Standing Up by Stitting Down: Rosa Parks

The Detroit News, the Detroit Freepress and the New York Times, among others, have obituaries for Rosa Parks, the African-American woman whose defiance in 1955 of a local law forbidding African-Americans to take certain seats on busses, sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycot that ultimately lead to Civil Rights legislation in America. Rosa Parks was later awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, America's highest civil distinction. She died in Detroit, aged 92.

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