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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Rosa Parks in front of Rosa Parks Middle School, Olney, Maryland, 1993. Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (077.00.00)

The Rosa Parks Middle School

The Rosa Parks Middle School is a highly-rated public school in Olney, Maryland. Its 869 students in grades six to eight “are encouraged to pursue a rigorous program of studies based on their individual interests and abilities.” In 1993 Rosa Parks attended the dedication ceremony for the middle school named in her honor.