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Famous Congressional Gold Medal recipients include George Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pope John Paul II and Rosa Parks.

Black troops defending the US Capitol from pro-Trump rioters took a moment to snap a photo with Rosa Parks' statue

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Very moving photograph of black National Guardsmen, stationed in the Capitol in defence of the Republic, in front of Rosa Parks’ statue.

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Powerful photo considering our nation’s history & where we stand today, Black National Guardsman defending the US Capital posing with a statue of Rosa Parks. Photo credit @ESCochrane  @nytimes 

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Black troops defending the US Capitol from pro-Trump rioters took a moment to snap a photo with Rosa Parks' statue

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. —Rosa Parks (picture with @repjohnlewis )

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He defended Rosa Parks. MLK called Fred Gray, now 90, "the chief counsel of the protest movement." Montgomery's mayor wants to name Gray's childhood street after him. Some Alabama whites are trying to block that. It's now named after Jefferson Davis.

As a 24-year-old lawyer, Fred Gray defended Rosa Parks. Now a push is underway to rename the street Gray, now 90, grew up on. The street's current name: Jefferson Davis, in honor of the president of the Confederacy.

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65 years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, AL. Her bravery and courage inspires me today as we continue our fight for justice and equality.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her act would help end segregation laws in the South.

Rosa Parks sparked a movement on this day in 1955 when she refused to give up her bus seat. Today, let’s honor her legacy and the courage she embodied by living by her words: "To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try."

STILL TRAILBLAZING: Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the first woman *ever* to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, per accessible historical records (Rosa Parks was the first woman to lie in honor.)

62 years ago today, Rosa Parks stood up for what is right, what is fair, and what is just, by sitting down on a Montgomery city bus and refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her actions took raw courage and helped ignite a movement. #goodtrouble 

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Lonzo's new sleeve features: ➖ MLK ➖ Rosa ParksJackie RobinsonMalcolm X ➖ Harriet TubmanBarack Obama "The Marathon Continues" at the top of the arm ? (via stevebutchertattoos/IG)

62 years ago today, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to move to the back of the bus & a revolution was ignited. Someday we’ll make this a national holiday- a reminder to all that to be an American requires resistance to injustice & madness. In 2017, we all must be Rosa Parks.

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On this day 62 years ago, Rosa Parks took a stand and refused to give up her bus seat.

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In a single moment 58 years ago today, Rosa Parks helped change this country.

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so today Trump followed Roseanne racism furor by pardoning guy who: --said of Obama "you can take the boy out of the ghetto" --ridiculed Michelle Obama as "affirmative action" Princeton student --said slavery wasn't racist, slaves were treated "pretty well" --mocked Rosa Parks

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