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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Kurt Pettersson, photographer. Portrait of Rosa Parks with singer Cyndee Peters, 1994. Photograph. Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (069.00.00)

One Day of Peace Festival

In 1994 American gospel singer Cyndee Peters organized the “One Day of Peace” festival in Stockholm, Sweden, in honor of Rosa Parks. Rosa attended the weekend event, which included concerts and seminars. During an evening ceremony Rosa was told that a foundation established by Peters had endowed a “Rosa Parks Peace Prize.” She was asked to choose its first recipient in 1995—the 40th anniversary of the bus boycott.