ROSA PARKS Autographed Inscribed Signed Letter Civil Rights NAACP JSA/LOA
ROSA PARKS Autographed Inscribed Signed Letter Civil Rights NAACP JSA/LOA:
ROSA PARKS Signed LetterTyped letter signed "Rosa L. Parks" in blue ink. Personal letterhead measures 8.5" X 11" and is dated January 7, 1991. Letter has normal mailing folds, otherwise is in FINE condition. #002633
JAMES SPENCE AUTHENTICATION Letter of Authenticity JSA LOALetter reads, "Dear Rick, Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. / Please continue your interest and enthusiasm about my / work and the work of many other positive individuals. / The enclosed information is a brief biographical / sketch and a list of research materials about some of / my involvement. I hope they will be helpful to you. / Love, Peace and Prosperity, / Rosa L. Parks"
Parks, Rosa Louise, 1913-2005, American civil-rights activist, b. Tuskegee, Ala., as Rosa Louise McCauley. A seamstress and long-time member of the Montgomery, Ala., chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), her Dec. 1, 1955, arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a municipal bus to a white man sparked the Montgomery bus boycott. This successful protest, which lasted just over a year, marked the emergence of Martin Luther King, Jr., to national prominence as a civil-rights leader and provided the model for future nonviolent movement actions. Fired from her job and unable to find work, Parks moved in 1957 to Detroit, where she remained active in the civil-rights movement and worked (1965-88) as an aide to Congressman John Conyers. She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress's highest honor, in 1999.***Photographs of Rosa Parks are for display only and not included in the sale.
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