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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Honorary Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University

Monica Morgan, photographer. Rosa Parks in commencement cap and gown after receiving an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters, from Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia, 1998. Photograph. Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (073.00.00)

Honorary Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University

In July 1998 Rosa Parks traveled to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to oversee the Pathways to Freedom bus tour co-sponsored by the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development and the Nova Scotia Pathways to Freedom Organizing Committee. That year, youth from Nova Scotia and the United States participated in a training and history tour to learn more about the province’s earliest black settlements. While in Halifax, Rosa received an honorary degree from Mount Saint Vincent University at a special convocation held in her honor.

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