she considers the 9 foot statue of Parks in the Capitol an "incredible honor" for Parks, "I worry about putting this history in the past when the actual Rosa Parks was working on and calling on us to continue to work on racial injustice.
, branch, working with civil rights activist Edgar Nixon to fight barriers to voting for blacks and investigate sexual violence against women, Theoharis said. Just Adidas Gazelle Og Womens Review five months before refusing to give up her seat, Parks attended Highlander Adidas Gazelle All Blue
"Parks has been honored previously in Washington with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1999, both during the Clinton administration. "The medal you could take it, put it on a mantel," McCauley said. "But her being in the hall itself is permanent and children will be able to tour the (Capitol) and look up and see my aunt's face. "NEW YORK At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime's Adidas Gazelle Rosa
during the height of white violence against blacks in post World War I Alabama. After she married Raymond Parks, she joined him in his work in trying to help nine young black men, ages 12 to 19, who were accused of raping two white women in 1931. The nine were later convicted by an all white jury in Scottsboro, Ala. , part of a long legal odyssey for the so called Scottsboro Boys. In the 1940s, Parks joined the NAACP and was elected secretary of its Montgomery, Ala.
Folk School, which trained community organizers on issues of poverty but had begun turning its attention toAfter the bus boycott, Parks and her husband lost their jobs and were threatened. They left for Detroit, where Parks was an activist against the war in Vietnam and worked on poverty, housing and racial justice issues, Theoharis said. Theoharis said that while Adidas Gazelle Mens Navy
Parks' archives could be worth millions, especially now that 50th anniversaries of the civil rights era are being celebrated and t.
worth of Rosa Parks' belongings among them her Presidential Medal of Freedom sits in a New York warehouse, unseen and unsold.
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