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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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Jo Ann Robinson

Black Imprints: Jo Ann Robinson Is A Hero Who Is Often Overlooked For Her Involvement In Organizing The Montgomery Bus Boycott

We rarely hear about the crucial role that Jo Ann Robinson played in the bus boycott. Often times, her story is overlooked as her role played out in the background. When we think about the Montgomery bus boycott that lasted from 1955-1956, the first name that comes to mind is Rosa Parks who was arrested for refusing to…

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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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Viola Desmond

Canadian Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond Will Be The First Black Woman On Canadian Currency

Viola Desmond will be the first Black woman to appear on the Canadian ten dollar bill. In 1946, Desmond challenged racial segregation at a film theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia when she refused to leave the whites-only section of the establishment. Desmond was unjustly convicted of a minor tax violation often used to reinforce…

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