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    New exhibition on Rosa Parks

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      Rosa Parks:  In Her Own Words


      A major new exhibition on Rosa Parks opens December 5 at the Library of Congress and online.  This will be the first exhibition of the Rosa Parks collection, which includes her personal writings, reflections, photographs, records and memorabilia. The collection was placed on loan with the Library in 2014 and became a permanent gift in 2016 through the generosity of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.


      Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words” will immerse visitors in Parks’ words, reflections, handwritten notes and photographs from throughout her life, allowing her to tell her own life story. Four sections of the exhibition will explore Parks’ early life and activism, the Montgomery bus boycott, the fallout from Parks’ arrest for her family and their move to Detroit, and the global impact of her life.


      Rosa Parks Papers


      A digital edition of the entire Rosa Parks collection in the Library's Manuscript Division is available for research online.