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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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President Obama Signs Emmett Till Bill To Reopen Unsolved Civil Rights Cases

On his way out of the White House, President Obama is silencing some of those “he didn’t do enough” criticisms. The President’s most recent inscription activated the Emmett Till Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016, granting the Department of Justice and FBI permission to pursue unsolved civil rights crimes committed before 1980. Amidst discussing racial equality in…

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Diggin’ In The Crates: Jazz & Justice

In his 1964 address at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poignantly opened with, “God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create—and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with his…

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