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Friday, October 28, 2005

Rosa Parks to lie in state (correction: in honor) at the Capitol

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 2:10 PM

I got a little choked up when I saw this AP story, by Ken Thomas:

RosaParks, the seamstress whose act of defiance on a public bus ahalf-century ago helped spark the civil rights movement, will joinpresidents and war heroes who have been honored in death with a publicviewing in the Capitol Rotunda.

Parks, whodied Monday in Detroit at age 92... would be the first woman and second black American to receive theaccolade. Jacob J. Chestnut, one of two Capitol police officers fatallyshot in 1998, was the first black American to lie in honor...

"Themovement that Rosa Parks helped launch changed not only our country,but the entire world, as her actions gave hope to every individualfighting for civil and human rights," said Senate Democratic leaderHarry Reid of Nevada. "We now can honor her in a way deserving of hercontributions and legacy."

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