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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Jesse Jackson for President Committee. D.C. Women’s Itinerary for Mrs. Rosa Parks, March 31–April 2, 1984.Typescript. Rosa Parks Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (059.00.00)
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Shoelaces reading: “Running with Jesse, ’88,” ca. 1988. Rosa Parks Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (084.00.00)
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Supporting Jesse Jackson for President

In 1984 Reverend Jesse Jackson ran for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. Rosa Parks praised his effort for “giving the depressed and deprived some hope.” That spring she participated in several campaign events organized by the D.C. Women’s Network. She also supported his second run in 1988. Jackson delivered the eulogy at Rosa Parks’ funeral in Detroit on November 2, 2005.

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