Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Bus ride shook a nation's conscious

Rosa Parks, civil rights pioneer, dead at 92

Rosa Parks, the dignified African American seamstress whose refusal to surrender a bus seat to a white man launched the modern civil rights movement and inspired generations of activists, died Monday at her home in Detroit, the Wayne County medical examiner's office said. She was 92. Read her obituary in the Washington Post.

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