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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Invitation to brunch with Angela Davis, n.d. Printed invitation. Rosa Parks Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (054.00.00)
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Brunch with Angela Davis

Rosa Parks’ circle of friends included civil rights attorney Leo Branton, Jr., who co-defended Angela Davis. He persuaded a predominantly white jury to acquit Davis in 1972. Sometime later, Rosa received this invitation to attend a “brunch with Angela” in Indian Village, an affluent East Detroit neighborhood. Davis was then co-chairperson of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, an offshoot of the mass movement to free her, founded in 1973.

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