2005-10-26

Rosa Parks, 92, Founding Symbol of Civil Rights Movement, Dies - New York Times

Do you remember the friendly, unobtrusive, but resolute black lady in the documentary film we watched last summer? - Rosa Parks has died.

Rosa Parks, 92, Founding Symbol of Civil Rights Movement, Dies - New York Times

The beginning of the article by E. R. SHIPP (published: October 25, 2005):

Rosa Parks, a black seamstress whose refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., almost 50 years ago grew into a mythic event that helped touch off the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's, died yesterday at her home in Detroit. She was 92 years old.

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