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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes. 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
00115463 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box Parks, Rosa CARL0005373969 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32332
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