The Rosa Parks Story

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was the greatest, most distinguished African American Woman Civil Rights Activist of our time. The woman known as “the first lady of civil rights” was born February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama to James McCauley and Leona Edwards, her parents, a carpenter and a teacher, respectively. Her ancestry was a mixture of African American, Cherokee-Creek and Scots-Irish, which some say accounts for her fair complexion. In 1932, Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber from Montgomery, at her mother’s house.

 

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Lani Guinier (Jamaican/Jewish) [American] …

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Known as: Famous lawyer, scholar and civil rights activist (Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; First woman of color appointed to a tenured professorship at the Harvard Law School; Nominated for US Assistant Attorney General by Bill Clinton)

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Lena Horne – Daily Multiracial

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(Black/White/Native American) [American]   Known as: Grammy award winning singer, Tony award winning actress & civil rights activist (Movie: “Stormy Weather”; Broadway: “Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music”)
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