Sunday, October 30, 2005

Americans Pay Tribute to Rosa Parks - Yahoo! News

Americans Pay Tribute to Rosa Parks - Yahoo! News: "Americans Pay Tribute to Rosa Parks

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago

President Bush, members of Congress and ordinary Americans paid tribute to Rosa Parks under the soaring dome of the Capitol Rotunda on Sunday, honoring the woman whose defiant act on a city bus challenged segregation in the South and inspired the civil rights movement.

Parks, a former seamstress, became the first woman to lie in honor in the Rotunda, sharing an honor bestowed upon Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and other national leaders. Bush and congressional leaders paused to lay wreaths by her casket, while members of a university choir greeted her with 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic.'"

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