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ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman and second non-U.S. government official to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda.

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from Mail Online

Obama breaks down in tears at funeral of 'Godmother' of American civil rights movement

Rosa Parks - African American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement"

It took 40,000 black ppl walking to work for 381 days in Montgomery bus boycott, & Rosa Parks, to make history.

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from the Guardian

Breakfast of champions: Rosa Parks’ peanut butter pancakes

Breakfast of champions: Rosa Parks’ peanut butter pancakes. After the death of the great civil rights activist, this recipe was discovered written on the back of an envelope.

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from The Independent

'I admit I fell apart in front of Andrew Neil, but I'm right about radicalisation'

A woman dubbed the “Rosa Parks” of Saudi Arabia says she will defy her critics by continuing to be an outspoken advocate of tolerance and diversity, despite receiving death threats. Nawal al-Hawsawi has shot to fame in the country for her passionate work against racism and sexism. The outspoken marriage therapist, mental health counselor and qualified pilot refuses to conform to conservative expectations of what a black woman can do and has become something of a social media phenomenon…

from Idealistic Ambition's

Today in Black History: October 24, 2005 “The Death of Rosa Parks”

Rosa Parks Death | Today in Black History: October 24, 2005 “The Death of Rosa Parks”

from NPR.org

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

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