Sunday, October 30, 2005

Rosa Parks, a spirit 'sent to us by God' By Coretta Scott King and Bernice King

Actress Cicely Tyson pays her respects to Rosa Parks lying in repose at St. Paul AME Church in Montgomery, Alabama October 29, 2005. Thousands of mourners streamed past the open coffin of the civil rights icon in the city where her refusal 50 years ago to give up her bus seat to a white man helped lead to desegregation. Parks' body was to be on display until midnight, then flown to Washington where she will be the first woman to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a tribute usually reserved for presidents, soldiers and politicians.

Thirteen-year old Natasha Hardy of Montgomery signs a guest book after paying respects.


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