Library Of Congress Honors Civil Rights Icon With Special Collection


(WLNS) – Wednesday would have been civil rights icon Rosa Parks’ 102nd birthday.

In honor of the occasion, the Library of Congress will formally open the Rosa Parks Collection to researchers and the public.

It includes about 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs, which can be seen during reading room hours.

The collection includes many of the civil rights activist’s personal items like family photos, letters to Parks from presidents and some of her writings during the time of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Mrs. Parks passed away in 2005.

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