Thursday, October 27, 2005
Paying Tribute to Rosa Parks
On Sunday, October 30, Rosa Parks will lie in state in the rotunda of the Lincoln Memorial. That's a fitting tribute for a hero of the Civil Rights movement. There's not just the association with President Lincoln, but the symbolism of the Lincoln Memorial itself: It was the site of Marian Anderson's concert after the DAR denied her the use of their concert hall, and of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Ms. Parks will also lie in state in Montgomery, Alabama, and Detroit, Michigan. Montgomery
- Viewing Saturday from 3 p.m. until midnight at St. Paul AME Church, 706 E. Patton Ave.
- Public memorial from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul.
- Viewing Sunday from 6 p.m. until midnight in the rotunda at the Lincoln Memorial.
- A public memorial from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW
- Viewing from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Wednesday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren.
- Funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. Seven Mile.
- Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodward near 8 Mile.
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