Mich. museum to honor Rosa Parks' 100th birthday

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 4, 2013 at 3:02 am •  Published: February 4, 2013
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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area museum is planning a celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of civil rights icon Rosa Parks' birth.

The Henry Ford in Dearborn is set to welcome visitors to a daylong event Monday featuring remarks from civil rights leader Julian Bond, Parks biographer Douglas Brinkley and others, as well as live music and presentations.

Event-goers also are to have the opportunity to take a seat on the Rosa Parks bus, which is on permanent display inside the Henry Ford Museum.

Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white man, an act that helped bring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to prominence.

Parks later moved to Detroit. She died in 2005.

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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