Rosa Parks - Illustration Signed Circa 1996 Co-signed By: Anthony Douglas
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HistoryForSaletm Autographs & ManuscriptsMake an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response!ROSA PARKS - ILLUSTRATION SIGNED CIRCA 1996 CO-SIGNED BY: ANTHONY DOUGLAS - HFSID 252185 ROSA PARKS
24x19½ printed limited edition 434 of 500 image of the Montgomery, Alabama seamstress and member of the NAACP, who precipitated the Montgomery bus boycott when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger.
Printed Image signed: "Rosa Parks". Color, 24x19½ overall, image 22x16½ (one surface). Also signed in pencil by the artist: "Anthony Douglas". Limited Edition, numbered 434 of 500. Captioned: "The Mentor". Montage of images of the Montgomery, Alabama seamstress and member of the NAACP, who precipitated the Montgomery bus boycott when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Rosa Parks (1913-2005), the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement", is pictured with Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the then virtually unknown President of the Montgomery Improvement Association, who led the 381-day boycott because on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a tired seamstress from Montgomery, Alabama, refused to relinquish her seat on a city bus to a white man, resulting in her arrest -- and the successful bus boycott. A 1956 Supreme Court ruling struck down the Montgomery ordinance under which she had been charged and outlawed racial segregation on public transportation. She remained active in the NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and, in 1987, co-founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, which provides scholarships and guidance for young Blacks. On June 15, 1999, in a Capitol Hill ceremony, Mrs. Parks, already the recipient of a number of awards, was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow upon an individual. After Parks' death in 2005, her body lay in state in the U.S. Capitol, the 31st American (ten were U.S. Presidents) and first woman to be so honored. Embossed seal of the Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute at lower left. Fine condition.
See more material from these signers:ROSA PARKS ANTHONY DOUGLAS Please note that this is an original, authentically signed item. We do not sell copies or reprints.
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