Rosa Parks

The only known letter written by Martin Luther King Jr. to civil rights hero Rosa Parks is going up for sale. Page Six reports: In the correspondence dated April 12, 1960, King candidly writes: “I have been intending to answer your very kind letter of March 14 for several days . . . Your very kind words […]

As Black History Month draws to a close this week, so might another national figure of the African American legacy. The Charles H. Wright Museum, the…

Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism. http://t.co/uxIj1QmtkU— RNC (@GOP) December 01, 2013 Hooray! Racism is over!  At least…

Fifty-eight years ago today, Rosa Parks, then 43-years-old, became a lightening rod for the Civil Rights Movement when she was arrested for refusing to give…

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks This just in!  Oprah Winfrey’s Network OWN has finally made a profit! This all occurred sooner than expected due to the contribution of Tyler Perry shows: “The […]

The birth places of Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix and Rosa Parks are set to be restored on a new reality show on the History Channel and PBS. The remarkable story of the legendary singer, Nina Simone, will be told and recaptured as the show takes audiences on a journey back to her birthplace in Tryon, […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: Special thanks to Crystal Nickens Freeman of Atlanta, Ga., daughter of Barbara Pace Hunt for this submission. Barbara Pace Hunt was the lead plaintiff in a 1959 landmark case against the state of Georgia to fight school segregation. Though it was illegal after the 1954 ruling in Brown Vs. Board of Education, many […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders unveiled a full-length statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks in the Capitol Wednesday, paying tribute to a figure whose name became synonymous with courage in the face of injustice. Parks becomes the first black woman to be honored with a full-length statue in the Capitol’s […]

Today, President Obama will present the unveiling of a magnificent 9-foot statue of Rosa Parks in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill. This year marks the 100th birthday of the civil rights icon. The statue will be the first of an African American woman in our nations’ Capitol. On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested […]

Jacque Reid goes ‘Inside Her Story’ with Elaine Steele about the fight over Rosa Parks’  estate and how her legacy is being honored today.

Today is the birthday of the late civil rights activist Rosa Parks. To honor the woman that left a significant mark in the civil rights movement, the U.S. Postal service will issue a special Forever Stamp with an image of Rosa Parks. It is part of their 2013 civil rights series. On Dec. 1, 1955, […]

Later this year, Civil Rights activist, Rosa Parks will be the first African-American woman to be honored with a statue of her likeness on Capitol…