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Monday, December 17, 2012

Rosa Parks 100th birthday will be honored

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor last week joined a bipartisan group of senators to introduce a Senate resolution honoring the 100th birthday of civil rights leader Rosa Parks. 

Pryor said the resolution will commemorate the legacy of Rosa Parks and celebrate 2013 as the year of her 100th birthday. The resolution was introduced by Senator Levin (D-MI) and was supported by 52 senators.

“Rosa Parks was a woman of courage, integrity, and strength who changed the face of America with a single act of defiance,” said Pryor. “As we commemorate what would have been her 100th birthday in 2013, I hope Arkansans will join me in honoring her legacy and standing up for equality and justice.”

In the 109th Congress, Pryor cosponsored a resolution supporting the issuance of a commemorative postage stamp in honor of Rosa Parks. In 2005, he supported a resolution authorizing her remains to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, making her the first woman to be given the privilege of lying in state.

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