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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Staffer of Congressman John Conyers Jr. (D-MI)

Rosa Parks to Congressman John Conyers, Jr., concerning her request to attend the Coalition of 100 Black Women program, appearance on NBC’s Today show, and receipt of the Eleanor Roosevelt Woman of Courage Award, November 6, 1984. Memorandum. Rosa Parks Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (045.00.00)

Staffer of Congressman John Conyers Jr. (D-MI)

Congressman John Conyers, Jr., (D-MI), often joked that more people came to see Rosa Parks in his Detroit office than came to see him. After joining the office’s staff, Rosa continued to pursue her civil rights work and traveled around making appearances, attending events, and accepting honors and awards. Congressman Conyers supported these activities. He later remarked, “Having Parks on my staff was the greatest honor of my entire career.”

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