Congressman Clyburn Reacts to Rosa Parks' Passing

Oct 25, 2005

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement in reaction to the death of Rosa Parks.

"I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of an American hero, Rosa Parks.  This gentle, unassuming woman's simple act of defiance created shockwaves and monumental changes in our country.  She was the essence of the civil rights movement -- peaceful yet stalwart.  We have all learned from her grace and dignity, and benefited from her determination and diligence.  Her story will remain in our nation's history as a triumph of the human spirit.  Rosa Parks will always live on in the heart and soul of our country."


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