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Mich. museum to honor Rosa Parks' 100th birthday

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 4, 2013 at 3:02 am •  Published: February 4, 2013

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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