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Rush Limbaugh reacts to Michael Sam coming out

Rush Limbaugh reacts to Michael Sam coming out

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said on his show that Michael Sam coming out was part of an "assault on heterosexuals."
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Brendon Ayanbadejo compares Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks

Brendon Ayanbadejo compares Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks

COLUMBIA, Miss., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Brendon Ayanbadejo says Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, who has come out as gay, is similar to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks.
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Republican candidate compares Phil Robertson to Rosa Parks

Republican candidate compares Phil Robertson to Rosa Parks

AURORA, Ill., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A Republican candidate for Congress in Illinois compared "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson to civil rights leader Rosa Parks in a posting on his website.

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RNC clarifies 'ending racism' post on anniversary of Parks' arrest

RNC clarifies 'ending racism' post on anniversary of Parks' arrest

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Republican National Committee tweaked a tweet marking the anniversary of Rosa Parks' landmark arrest in Montgomery, Ala., after it was met with criticism.

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Profs at German university want to award Snowden honorary degree

Profs at German university want to award Snowden honorary degree

ROSTOCK, Germany, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. secrets-leaker Edward Snowden may get an honorary doctorate from Germany's Rostock University, as a dean praised Snowden's courage and civil disobedience.

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Michael Moore honors librarians at Notable Books event

LANSING, Mich., April 28 (UPI) -- Award-winning U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore saluted librarians, saying they are "among the most dangerous people in society."

1963 Birmingham bombing victims to get Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The four young black girls killed in a 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., are being honored by Congress.

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Obama dedicates Rosa Parks statue

Obama dedicates Rosa Parks statue

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama was joined by House Speaker John Boehner and other congressional leaders Wednesday in unveiling a statue of Rosa Parks at the U.S. Capitol.
Obama schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 27

Obama schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 27

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama attends the dedication of a statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, the White House said.
Obama discusses voting rights, sequester

Obama discusses voting rights, sequester

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Voting Rights Act challenge before the Supreme Court and the sequester were among topics U.S. President Obama discussed in an interview on SiriusXM Friday.
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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement".

On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. While her action was not the first of its kind to impact the civil rights issue (see also Lizzie Jennings in 1854, Irene Morgan in 1946, Sarah Louise Keys in 1955, Claudette Colvin on the same bus system nine months before Parks), Parks' individual action of civil disobedience created further impact by sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Parks' act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including boycott leader Martin Luther King, Jr., helping to launch him to national prominence in the civil rights movement.

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