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  • ** FILE ** Then-Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama plays basketball with the University of North Carolina's Jack Wooten in Chapel Hill, N.C., on April 29. (Associated Press)

    Bad Rosa Parks essay reignite ire over UNC cheating scandal

    A former professor at the University of North Carolina has brought forward a blunt example of how the college sped big-name athletes with subpar grades to the goal line of graduation, despite lacking scholastic aptitudes: One essay on Rosa Parks, fewer than 150 words and filled with grammatical puzzlers, nonetheless received an A-minus, she said.

  • Legacy of civil rights leaders source of fights

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painful public display, dissociated herself from her brothers.

  • President Obama speaks at the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks on Feb. 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Obama, Hill leaders unveil Rosa Parks statue

    President Obama and leaders of Congress dedicated a statue of civil-rights hero Rosa Parks on Wednesday in a moving ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, marking the first time a black woman has been honored with a place in National Statuary Hall.

  • APNewsBreak: Rosa Parks essay reveals rape attempt

    Long before Rosa Parks was hailed as the "mother of the civil rights movement," she wrote a detailed and harrowing account of nearly being raped by a white neighbor who employed her as a housekeeper in 1931.

  • Parks essay appears to discuss rape attempt

    A first-person essay written by Rosa Parks presents a detailed and harrowing account of a young black housekeeper who is nearly raped by a white neighbor.

  • Illustration: Defiance by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    NUGENT: The Declaration of Defiance

    Defiance is the DNA of America. Every fiber of my being is overdosed on high-octane defiance. I often rise in the morning convinced that I am Rosa Parks with a loud guitar. It is beautiful.

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  • As a proud, dedicated protege of my hero, the czaress of defiance, Rosa Parks, and as someone who has been unjustly labeled a racist by bottom-feeding, race-baiting human scum, I say if you are going to level the ugly charge of racism against someone, be prepared to back it up with facts or shut up.

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  • Parks wrote on anything she could get her hands on.

    APNewsBreak: Rosa Parks essay reveals rape attempt →

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