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Woman of Courage Rosa Parks Dies; Influenced by Emmett Till

Rosa Parks, whose refusal half a century ago to give up her seat on a bus to a white man sparked the US civil rights movement, has died aged 92. Ms Parks was at home with close friends by her side when she died last night, her lawyer, Gregory Reed, said. The seamstress’s defiance of […]

Earnest Green — First Black to Graduate From Little Rock’s Central High — Spurred by Emmett Till

Aware that he was living in a period of change in the United States, Earnest Green was ready to become part of it. He had heard about the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, about the brutal murder of a young black named Emmett Till, and about black athlete Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in […]