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Rosa Parks: "I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up & do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom."

1 Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled By President Obama

Gepubliceerd op 27 feb. 2013

President Barack Obama unveiled a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks in the Capitol on Wednesday. Photo: Getty Images.

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2 Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol

27 feb. 2013

A statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Parks was the first woman and only the second African-American to lie in state in the rotunda after she died in 2005. Gwen Ifill reports on the ceremony.

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3 Rosa Parks interview (1995)


Gepubliceerd op 27 aug. 2017

Rosa Parks, the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” was one of the most important citizens of the 20th century. Mrs. Parks was a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama when, in December of 1955, she refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger. The bus driver had her arrested. She was tried and convicted of violating a local ordinance. Check out our Patreon rewards!…
Her act sparked a citywide boycott of the bus system by blacks that lasted more than a year. The boycott raised an unknown clergyman named Martin Luther King, Jr., to national prominence and resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation on city buses. Over the next four decades, she helped make her fellow Americans aware of the history of the civil rights struggle. This pioneer in the struggle for racial equality was the recipient of innumerable honors, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her example remains an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere.

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De Amerikaanse president Barack Obama in de historische bus, op de plek van Rosa Parks, 2012 (Publiek Domein - Pete Souza - The White House)

De Amerikaanse president Barack Obama in de historische bus, op de plek van Rosa Parks, 2012 (Publiek Domein – Pete Souza – The White House)

4 President Obama Dedicates a Statue Honoring Rosa Parks

27 feb. 2013

President Obama speaks at a ceremony dedicating a statue in honor of Rosa Parks at the U.S. Capitol. February 27, 2013.

Speech president Obama about Rosa Parks

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5 Rosa Parks receiving the 1993 Essence Award

Gepubliceerd op 6 aug. 2009

Rosa Parks receiving the 1993 Essence Award. She is introduced by Eddie Murphy, honored by Robert Kennedy, Jr. and then entertained by Kathleen Battle. Elaine Steele, the co-founder of the Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute can also be seen in the footage sitting next to Mrs. Parks.

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6 Sen. Barak Obama, speaks at Rosa Parks Funeral!

Gepubliceerd op 12 jan. 2009

One of the many speaker on that most rememberable day was then Senator Barak Obama. As, we approach the now President-Elect Barak Obama, we remember our Black/American history.

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7 Larry King Live – 1995: Rosa Parks says she isn’t bitter



Gepubliceerd op 1 dec. 2012

Former CNN host Larry King talks to Rosa Parks about her famous refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white man.

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8 Bet You Didn’t Know: Rosa Parks | History

Gepubliceerd op 7 jun. 2014

Did you know Rosa Parks wasn’t the first African-American woman to refuse to give up her seat? Get the full story. #HistoryChannel

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9 A Tour of the Rosa Parks Museum

Gepubliceerd op 6 okt. 2011

Take a look inside Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, hosted by museum director Georgette Norman. The museum is located at 252 Montgomery Street in Montgomery, and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To learn more about Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum, visit

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10 Why We’re Not Told the Truth about Rosa Parks | Interview with Wilmer Leon

Gepubliceerd op 3 dec. 2014

Abby speaks with Howard University Professor, Wilmer Leon, about the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat for white passengers on a Montgomery, Alabama bus and what you haven’t heard about the story.

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11 Rosa Parks funeral/ Dr.Joe Lowery

Gepubliceerd op 2 jan. 2015

Rev.Dr.Joseph Lowery speaks of At home going service of the late Great MS.Rosa Parks and her Great,Great legacy…

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12 Rosa Parks – Civil Rights Activist | Mini Bio | BIO

Gepubliceerd op 26 jan. 2010

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 to October 24, 2005) refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus, which spurred on the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott that helped launch nationwide efforts to end segregation of public facilities. The city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses. Rosa Parks received many accolades during her lifetime, including the NAACP’s highest award. #Biography Subscribe for more Biography: Delve deeper into Biography on our site: Follow Biography for more surprising stories from fascinating lives: Facebook – Instagram – Twitter – captures the most gripping, surprising, and fascinating stories about famous people: The biggest break. The defining opportunity. The most shattering failure. The unexpected connection. The decision that changed everything. With over 7,000 biographies and daily features that highlight newsworthy and compelling points-of-view, we are the digital source for true stories about people that matter. Rosa Parks – Civil Rights Activist | Mini Bio | BIO…

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