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Remembering Rosa Parks

Remembering civil rights icon Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005)

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    US President Barack Obama applauds after unveiling a statue of Rosa Parks during an unveiling in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill February 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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    President Barack Obama sat on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum following an event April 18, 2012 in Dearborn, Michigan.

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    The Rosa Parks commemorative stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service is unveiled February 4, 2013 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.

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    The stamp went on sale last year on February 4, 2013.

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    Today would have been Rosa Park's 101st birthday.

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    School children sit on the bus that civil rights icon Rosa Parks made famous when she refused to give up her seat.

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    Last year school children toured the bus that civil rights icon Rosa Parks made famous when she refused to give up her seat.

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    School children sit on the bus that civil rights icon Rosa Parks made famous when she refused to give up her seat.

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    US President Barack Obama applauds after unveiling a statue of Rosa Parks during an unveiling in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill February 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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    Words are seen engraved on a plaque commemorating civil rights icon Rosa Parks October 28, 2005 in Montgomery, Alabama.

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    Larry Greenwell hands out free copies of a commemorative issue of the Montgomery Advertiser before a memorial service for civil rights icon Rosa Parks October 28, 2005 in Montgomery, Alabama

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    Wakina Murphy arranges flowers on a bust of civil rights icon Rosa Parks at the Rosa Parks Museum October 28, 2005 in Montgomery, Alabama.

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    boy holds a sign outide of the St. Paul AME Church in honor of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks October 29, 2005.

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    Two girls hold signs outide of the St. Paul AME Church in honor of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks October 29, 2005 in Montgomery, Alabama.

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    A man takes a picture of a vintage 1950's era bus parked in front of the Metropolitan AME Church reflecting an artist's rendering of Rosa Parks during a memorial service.

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    A woman holds an artist's rendering of Rosa Parks in front of the Metropolitan AME Church where a memorial service for the civil rights icon was being held October 31, 2005.

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    A mourner holds a memorial card of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks after paying her respects.

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    Detroiter Willye Harris holds a portrait he painted honoring Rosa Parks outside Greater Grace Temple where the funeral for the civil rights pioneer was taking place on Wednesday November 2, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan.

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    Willye Harris was waiting in a long line that stretched more then a half mile to get into the funeral but he never made it in before the Temple was full.

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    The grave marker of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks sits in Woodlawn Cemetary November 1, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan.

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    A flower arrangement lies next to the casket of Rosa Parks.

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    Former president Bill Clinton makes remarks at the funeral of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks

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    Former president Bill Clinton makes remarks at the funeral of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks

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    Richard Johnson of Detroit, Michigan holds a sketch of Rosa Parks that he did in four hours last night as he attends Rosa Parks' funeral.

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    Rosa Parks, who died October 24 at the age of 92, will always be remembered as the woman who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, an incident that sparked the civil rights movement.

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    A group of mourners hold a tribute to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks while waiting to catch a glimpse of the horse-drawn casson that carried her body November 2, 2005 at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan.

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