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Still work to be done as Alabama celebrates inaugural Rosa Parks Day

December 3, 2018
By Andy Ellis

As the State of Alabama celebrated the inaugural Rosa Parks Day on Saturday, many leaders agreed that while the woman known as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” would likely be pleased with progress that has been made, they admitted there is work to be done.

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum joined St. Paul…

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New downtown Montgomery park pays tribute to Rosa Parks

June 25, 2018
By Andy Ellis

A park, located in downtown Montgomery on the site of the department store where Rosa Parks worked as a seamstress, officially opened on Thursday with some special elements paying tribute to the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.”

The pocket part, located between buildings at 29 Dexter Ave., has been designated Lower Dexter Park and…

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Leaders rally in support of Rosa Parks Day in Alabama

March 6, 2018
By Andy Ellis

Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. on Tuesday called Mrs. Rosa Parks the essence of leadership during a rally in support of designating Dec. 1 as Rosa L. Parks Day in Alabama.

Leaders from state government, higher education and the religious community gathered in Alabama House Chambers on Tuesday to voice support for bills…

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