Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Civil rights icon Rosa Parks dies at 92

Civil rights icon Rosa Parks dies at 92. Sadly, the WHB notes the passing of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. She refused to give up her seat and go to the back of the bus. As a consequence, the world is a better place today.

Here are a few good Rosa Parks site:

Academy of Achievement: Rosa Parks - Biography and 1995 interview with audio and video.
Scholastic: Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights - An online activity for grades 7 and 8 about Parks' arrest, the boycott, nonviolence, and the court ruling, with an interview.
Time 100: Heroes and Icons: Rosa Parks - Article by Rita Dove honoring Ms. Parks as one of the twenty most influential heroes and icons of the 20th century.
State News: Parks Recognized for Role in Struggle - Michigan, Parks' home state, designates the first Monday after February 4 as Mrs. Rosa L. Parks Day.

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