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Rosa Parks 100th Birthday

My Aunt, Rosa Parks: The Heroine That Only We Knew

Sheila Gaye Keys | Posted 05.04.2013 | Detroit
Sheila Gaye Keys

She lived with us during the first few years of her move to Michigan, so it became normal for us to see her in the kitchen and at the dinner table. The one thing she seldom ever did was talk about the civil rights movement.

Dick Gregory: "What I'm Running From" Bryn Mawr College Feb. 28

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.29.2013 | Home
Lonna Saunders

Mr. Dick Gregory -- presidential candidate, comedian, author, actor, army, postal worker, civil rights activist, entrepreneur in nutrition and the health food industry -- has done it all. What does he like doing best?

Watch: BBC Far Behind PBS in Celebrating Parks at 100

David Tereshchuk | Posted 04.17.2013 | Home
David Tereshchuk

From London, BBC World Service Radio is promoting, world-wide of course, a forthcoming special devoted to a quintessential bit of American history. Trouble is, the BBC's timing is just a little off -- or at least a tad late.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Rosa Parks

Jeanne Theoharis | Posted 04.06.2013 | Home
Jeanne Theoharis

1. Parks had been thrown off the bus a decade earlier by the same bus driver -- for refusing to pay in the front and go around to the back to board.

Post Office Debuts Rosa Parks Stamp On 100th Birthday | Posted 01.23.2013 | Home

DETROIT -- The first national unveiling ceremonies for a commemorative U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks, will be held i...