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America, It's Time for a NEW Dream

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Sophia A. Nelson

We must understand, once again who we are: Manifest Destiny. America the great. America the possible, America, the dream!

The Other Half Had a Dream Too

Martha Burk | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Let's hope that the 50th anniversary celebration of one of the world's most important peaceful revolutions includes its daughters equally with its sons.

Following Dr. King's Footsteps in Alabama, An Emotional Journey

The GypsyNesters | Posted 08.02.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

As the capital of Alabama, and former capital of The Confederate States of America, Montgomery is steeped in history, but for people of our generation its recent history is more transformational. This is the city where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began his civil rights work.

10 Most Fearless Women I've Met

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Women
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Fearlessness is a quality of spirit that enables you to walk an uncharted path and push forward, no matter what obstacles you face. I'm quite grateful to have met extraordinary women from a range of fields who have worked fearlessly for freedom and equality.

Let Freedom Ring

Sue Shanahan | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

Our freedom is sacred and worth defending. July 4th is a day to celebrate this gift and remember all who have fought and died for it.  As we watch fireworks light up the sky, with hands over our hearts, to our servicemen and women we stand in awe.

100 Years Later, Legacy Endures for Suffragists

David Orr | Posted 08.11.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to the legions of women who led the fight, many of whom were considered extreme radicals at the time. Most suffragists first fought on behalf of other causes.

10 Real World Princesses Who Don't Need Disney Glitter

David Trumble | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
David Trumble

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The Gay Rosa Parks And Me

Aaron Ricciardi | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Aaron Ricciardi

Edie Windsor's refusal to pay a tax from which a straight person would have been exempt seems stirringly similar to Rosa Parks' refusal to get out of a seat in which a white person would have been able to stay. When I'm a very old gay man, I'll be able to look back and say, "It all started with Edie, and I was there."

The General Congress of Women: Let's Rock the World

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

The time is here for women to join with men in claiming our voices. The foundation has been laid to join and lead together. This opportunity was crafted by those who came before us; generations of men and women who have lived their lives so we can live ours.

Using Your Power as a Consumer

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Give thought to how the decision you make with your money could be the impetus to change that can have perhaps a much longer lasting impact.

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol Building's National Statuary Hall.

GOP Lawmaker's Bizarre Rosa Parks Interpetation

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in Idaho compared his fight against Obamacare to civil rights leader Rosa Parks, saying that both of them are examples of champi...

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.

Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled At Capitol, Celebrated By AME Church

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 03.03.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) A bronze statue of civil rights heroine Rosa Parks was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday (Feb. 27), a day for members of her Afr...

Mrs. Rosa Parks -- Before and After the Bus

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, too many would-be movement leaders simply want to be Dr. King or Mrs. Rosa Parks: they want the glory and privilege of leadership without the burdens or sacrifice and sustained hard work. Movements are not built from the top down by powerful leaders but percolate from the bottom up from people who share common grievances.

Spilled Milk: What Would Dr. King Do?

William Lucas Walker | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

To celebrate my one-year anniversary writing for The Huffington Post, here is a gift for you at the end of our shortest month: my shortest column. G...

LOOK: Civil Rights Icon Makes More History

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 04.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — The nation's most powerful politicians honored Rosa Parks on Wednesday by unveiling her statue in a permanent place in the U.S. Cap...

Unsung Hero Speaks to America About Voting Rights Act

Glen Browder | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Just as those black and white photos of Rosa Parks could not capture the continuing fight she waged in her community, the Times picture and interview fail to communicate how much Gray has done for voting rights.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

Watch: BBC Far Behind PBS in Celebrating Parks at 100

David Tereshchuk | Posted 04.17.2013 | Media
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.

Love Beats Politics and Money to Inspire Substantial Change

Caroline Brewer | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Caroline Brewer

Love is like the seed that is in itself. It multiplies, elevates, and corrects errors, especially the erroneous thinking that those who are deficient in love have about themselves.

Rosa Parks' Grandfather

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 04.13.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Many of Detroit's youth arts organizations are intentionally carrying forward the inheritance that we honor by remembering figures like Dr. King and Mother Parks, as she is affectionately called among Detroiters.

Never Would Have Made It Without You, Rosa Parks

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 04.10.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The struggle continues, but to really appreciate the dedication of those of old, we must continue the struggle. We never would have made it without Rosa Parks and we will not make it without you.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.06.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. And what better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapsho...

On Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday, Recalling a Rebellious Life Before and After the Montgomery Bus

Democracy Now! | Posted 04.06.2013 | Women
Democracy Now!

Born on Feb. 4, 1913, today would have been Rosa Parks' 100th birthday. On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a c...