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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Saint Matthew A.M.E Church bulletin with Rosa Parks autograph notes and prayer, November 26, 1972. Rosa Parks Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (052.00.00)
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Saint Matthew A.M.E Church bulletin with Rosa Parks autograph notes and prayer, November 26, 1972. Rosa Parks Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (052.00.01)
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Saint Matthew A.M.E Church bulletin with Rosa Parks autograph notes and prayer November 26, 1972. Rosa Parks Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (052.00.02)
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Rosa in the A.M.E. Church

Rosa Parks was a lifelong member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which had its roots in the antislavery movement. At Saint Matthew A.M.E. Church in Detroit she served as a stewardess and a deaconess, the highest position for a laywoman in the A.M.E. Church. She also helped print the church bulletins, which she habitually used to jot down sermon notes.

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