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2/5/2013--Introduced.Recognizes the 100th birthday of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Commemorates the legacy of Rosa Parks to inspire all people of the United States to stand up for... Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Feb 5, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Observing the 100th birthday of civil rights icon Rosa Parks and commemorating her legacy.

Whereas Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama, the first child of James and Leona (Edwards) McCauley; Whereas Rosa Parks dedicated her life to the cause of universal human rights and truly embodied the love of humanity and freedom; Whereas Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a White man, and her stand for equal rights became legendary; Whereas news of the arrest of Rosa Parks resulted in approximately 42,000 African-Americans boycotting Montgomery buses for 381 days, beginning on December 5, 1955, until the bus segregation law was changed on December 21, 1956; Whereas the United States Supreme Court ruled on November 13, 1956, that the Montgomery segregation law was unconstitutional, and on December 20, 1956, Montgomery officials were ordered to desegregate buses; Whereas the civil rights movement led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-352; 78 Stat. 241), which broke down the barrier of legal discrimination against African-Americans and made equality before the law a reality for all people of the United States; Whereas Congress recognized on November 18, 2005, that most historians date the beginning of the modern civil rights movement with Rosa Parks' act of civil disobedience (H. Con. Res. 208); Whereas Rosa Parks has been honored as the ``first lady of civil rights'' and the ``mother of...

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Bill Summary

2/5/2013--Introduced.Recognizes the 100th birthday of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Commemorates the legacy of Rosa Parks to inspire all people of the United States to stand up for freedom and the principles of the Constitution.

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