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Rosa Parks honored
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born on February 4, 1913. She was an African-American Civil Rights activist who put new energy into the civil rights movement after refusing to give up her seat to a White person as required by segregation laws in Alabama on December 1, 1955. She became an international symbol of resistance to racial segregation and worked with civil rights leaders, including Edgar Nixon, president of the local chapter of the NAACP, and Martin Luther King, Jr., a new minister in town who later gained national prominence in the civil rights movement. From 1965 to 1988 Parks worked as secretary to U.S. Representative John Conyers. Parks lived in Detroit until she died on October 24, 2005.
First photograph caption dated December 18, 1984 reads "The ACLU also honored civil rights activist Rosa Parks. [Next] to her is 'Hill Street Blues' star Michael Warren, who served [as] emcee at the dinner at the Ambassador Hotel."; Second photograph caption dated July 21, 1988, reads "Jesse Jackson has made a point of squiring civil rights legend Rosa Parks around the convention this week, creating several poignant moments."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Parks, Rosa
Parks, Rosa,--1913-2005
Warren, Michael,--1946-
American Civil Liberties Union
Ambassador Hotel
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Actors--United States
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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