On October 31, 2005 thousands of mourners filled the Metropolitian AME church in Washington for a memorial service for the late Rosa Parks, who died October 24 at the age of 92. More than 40,000 people filed past her casket in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda where her body had lain in honor. She was the first civilian and only second woman or African-American to receive such an honor.
Speakers at Monday’s memorial included Oprah Winfrey, actress Cicely Tyson, NAACP chair Julian Bond, civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height, Parks’ childhood friend Johnnie Carr, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and NAACP President Bruce Gordon and more
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