Civil rights icon Rosa Parks was honored with a commemorative statue in Montgomery, Alabama marking the 64th anniversary of her refusal to give up her seat to a white patron on a segregated local bus route.
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Lola Jones is serving up some serious #BlackGirlMagic transforming herself into the likes of Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Angela Davis.
Mike Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesar’s Pizza and owner of two major Detroit sports franchises, passed away last Friday at the age of 87. Stories of Ilitch’s generosity surfaced in the wake of his passing, as it was revealed that the owner of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers quietly paid Rosa Parks’ […]
Detroit businessman Mike Ilitch offered to pay Parks' housing for as long as necessary after a 1994 burglary.
The Birmingham Bus Boycotts in Alabama took place on this day in 1956, led by the efforts of late minister and civil rights figure Dr. Fred Shuttlesworth. The boycott lasted until 1958 and while it wasn’t as effective as other such protests across the Deep South, the movement laid plenty of necessary groundwork and bolstered the […]
While on her way to a family function in Sacramento, Toni Young claims a Greyhound driver forced her to give up her seat to another passenger.
Known as “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement” Rosa Parks was born today in 1913. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. “The only tired I was, was tired of […]
Target will continue to sell commemorative Rosa Parks merchandise. Heirs of the Civil Rights icon believed the retailer had violated the Right of Publicity Law. A judge has since ruled that Target's products were protected under the First Amendment.
When Clinton's campaign changed her "H" logo on Tuesday to incorporate an image of Rosa Parks in commemoration of the 60 year anniversary of Parks' refusal to move to the back of the bus for a White passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, Twitter downright lost its mind.