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Stories with person: Rosa Parks
  • Rosa Parks family reflects on items at Library of Congress story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 2:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - The family of civil rights activist Rosa Parks viewed some of her personal memorabilia for the first time Wednesday, and expressed relief that her belongings finally have a safe home at the Library of Congress.

  • Late blues great B.B. King: Legacy lives on in Mississippi story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-16-15 3:10 am

    INDIANOLA, Mississippi - Outside Indianola, B.B. King was a blues superstar, a guitar legend who inspired Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and countless other musicians. But in this small farming town in north Mississippi, he was known as Mr. Riley. And he'd return here each year to meet with friends and relatives, and to play the blues for townspeople out in the sun on Church Street.

  • Documentary on Detroit civil rights legend premieres in June 
    Updated: May-12-15 4:13 am

    DETROIT - From scrubbing floors as a janitor to pounding gavels as a prominent federal judge, Detroit civil rights legend Damon J. Keith has accomplished plenty.

  • Folk singer behind popularity of 'We Shall Overcome' dies 
    Updated: May-08-15 11:56 am

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Guy Carawan, a folk singer and social-justice advocate credited with turning the African-American spiritual "We Shall Overcome" into a unifying anthem of the 1960s civil rights movement, has died at 87.