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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Sarah N. Saker, Hastings Middle School, Columbus, Ohio, Happy b-day Mrs. Parks!, ca. January 2000. Porous point pen. Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (079.00.00)
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Students from Prairie View Intermediate, Rhome, Texas, Thank you!, ca. February 2000. Collage. Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (080.00.00)
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Cards and Notes from Children

During her long life Rosa Parks became a tangible reminder to schoolchildren of her sacrifice, bravery, and dignity during the struggle for civil rights as African American history was integrated into the school curriculum. More than 500 hand-crafted birthday cards and thank you notes by school children were sent to Rosa from all over the United States during the last decades of her life.

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