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Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks both stand as perhaps the most iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement, bonded for eternity by what they’ve achieved. Now, a handwritten letter that King sent to Parks is up for sale and is said to be only such known correspondence between them.
Rosa Parks passed away in 2005, but her legacy will not soon be forgotten. Parks is set to become the first Black woman to earn a statue on Capitol Hill, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) announced last Thursday (Jan. 17).
The U.S. Postage stamp featuring the image of Rosa Parks will be unveiled on what would have been her 100th birthday, Feb. 4. Two national unveiling ceremonies will be held in Detroit and Dearbon, Mich.
Thelma McWilliams Glass, the organizer of the historic 13-month Alabama bus boycott which helped to launch the Civil Rights Movement has died, she was 96. Glass who worked as a professor of geography at Alabama State University passed away, Wednesday (July 25). A statement released by the school lauded Glass for her commitment to equal […]
Civil rights pioneer and the longtime head of the National Council For Negro Women Dorothy Height passed away this morning at the age of 98. The NCNW made the announcement this morning confirming that their former leader died early today of natural causes. Ms. Height was at the forefront of the civil rights movement alongside […]