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Sixty Years After Rosa Parks Refused To Give Up Bus Seat

Washington, D.C. Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus, launching a year long boycott that catapulted the Civil Rights movement in the United States. . Rosa Parks mural inside COTA Headquarters. Photo: Mike Whaling. . The then 42-year-old activist was arrested for defying the city’s […]

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Film on the Life & Times of Stonewall Veteran Storme DeLarverie

“If we turn our back, she will die.”  – Sam Bassett New York, N.Y.  Storme, a documentary by Sam Bassett based on the life and times of Stonewall Veteran Storme DeLarverie screened last week to a receptive audience in Manhattan.  Storme’s story has recently been featured by the New York Times and Huffington Post.  She is the Rosa Parks of […]

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Gay Community’s Rosa Parks Faces Death, Impoverished, Alone

New York, NY. I know dementia. My father and grandmother both died with it. But they had both resources and families to protect them – and neither were living cultural and historical treasures. None of which can be said for the civil rights activist who probably threw the first punch in the Stonewall Riot that […]

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