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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church

Reverend and Mrs. Dominick (Aunt Addie McCauley), ca. 1910. Photograph. Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (009.00.00)
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Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church

Rosa’s family life revolved around Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Pine Level, Alabama, where her father’s brother-in-law Reverend Julius I. Dominick was the pastor. Sunday church service was followed by daily prayers and devotional readings from the Bible. She developed a strong faith that undergirded her activism and assured triumph over adversity, which prepared her for the trials ahead.

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