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In this April 6, 2017 photo Rhea McCauley a niece of Rosa Parks poses in front of the rebuilt house of Rosa Parks in Berlin. McCauley donated the former Detroit house of Rosa Park to American artist Ryan Mendoza  who has taken apart the  Michigan house that Rosa Parks once lived in and rebuilt it in the German capital, to raise awareness about the late civil rights activist and her legacy.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Rosa Parks’ Detroit Home Has Been Relocated To Berlin, Germany

Detroit’s effort to clean up the city would have costed it a piece of its own history. ¬†Rosa Parks’ niece Rhea McCauley purchased her aunt’s Detroit home for $500 to interrupt its planned demolition. Teaming up with artist Ryan Mendoza and several volunteers, she was able to physically¬†move the home to Berlin, Germany piece by…

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Happy Birthday To Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis

On this day in 1944, Civil Rights activist Angela Davis was born. She came into the world determined to change unjust laws and advocate for the voices that are so often silenced due to discrimination, racism and sexism. At 73 years old, she continues to stand firm in her beliefs. Today, we celebrate her life…

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An Inside Look At Never-Before-Seen Personal Photographs Of Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks at a beauty salon in Miami, 1986. (Rosa Parks Papers/Library of Congress) Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks led a very public life after she refused to surrender that seat on a bus to a white passenger in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Her stance and bravery later sparked a citywide boycott and led to…

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