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‘Rosa Parks Day’ approved by Senate committee, moves to full Senate

On Tuesday, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee approved a bill which designates December 1 as "Rosa Parks Day" in Alabama. The bill, SB365, sponsored by Mobile-Democrat State...
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Legislation seeks to name Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day

Alabama might set aside a day honor civil rights icon Rosa Parks. A proposal in the Alabama Legislature would name Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks...
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Rescued Rosa Parks house due to return to America

The house where Rosa Parks lived after sparking the Montgomery bus boycott was on a demolition list in Detroit until it was saved by Parks' niece...
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RNC commemorates Rosa Parks and the Montgomery, Ala. bus boycott

Dec. 5 marks the 61st anniversary of the Montgomery, Ala. bus boycott, which began in the days following Rosa Parks' arrest after she refused to give up...
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Rosa Parks wouldn’t give up her seat on the bus, 61 years ago today

61 years ago today, on Dec. 1, 1955, while riding home from her job as a department-store seamstress Rosa Parks became a part of American history when...

Rosa Parks family reflects on items at Library of Congress

The family of civil rights activist Rosa Parks viewed some of her personal memorabilia for the first time Wednesday, and expressed relief that her...
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Bipartisan congressional delegation tours Alabama civil rights site

A bipartisan delegation of U.S. Congress members visited Birmingham on Friday as part of a three-day tour of the state’s civil rights...
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Alabama lawmaker John Rogers seeks to separate MLK, Robert E. Lee holidays

A Birmingham lawmaker wants to separate the Alabama holiday that jointly honors slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert...
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Alabama civil rights institute rescinds Angela Davis honor

Black activists on Monday called for leadership changes and protests at an Alabama civil rights museum after it rescinded an award for...
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With a withered state party, Alabama Democrats on their own

The election of Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate last year has given hope to Democrats in deep-red Alabama, a state where they haven't...
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