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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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    Rosa Parks attends the commemoration of the 46th anniversary of her arrest aboard a Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 1955 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on December 1, 2001

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    First Lady Hillary Clinton exchanges kisses from Rosa Parks prior to President Bill Clinton's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill on January 19, 1999 in Washington.

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    Rosa Parks displays her Congressional Gold Medal of Honor with US Vice President Al Gore prior to a benefit tribute concert in honor of Mrs. Parks on November 28, 1999 in Detroit.

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    Rosa Parks waves to the audience before receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor at a ceremony November 28, 1999 in Detroit.

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    President Bill Clinton stands with civil rights activist Rosa Parks during the Congressional Black Caucus dinner 14 September in Washington DC.

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    Rosa Parks attends the opening of 'Marching Toward Justice: The History of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution' ribbon cutting ceremony at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, in Washington, DC, as part of Black History month. It was on February 3, 1999.

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    President Bill Clinton stands with civil rights activist Rosa Parks during the Congressional Black Caucus dinner on September 14th 1996 in Washington DC.

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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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