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2005-11-02 19:16:28

By Tom Brown DETROIT (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners, some of whom waited for hours in the cold, paid a final tribute on Wednesday to Rosa Parks, who galvanized the U.S. civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in the segregated South a half a century ago.

2005-10-30 22:22:52

By John Poirier WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks became the first woman to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Sunday, a tribute usually reserved for presidents, soldiers and politicians.

2005-08-26 14:37:45

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., faces an extended stay in an Atlanta hospital, where she is recovering from a stroke that left her partly paralyzed, her doctor said on Friday.

2005-08-21 20:19:18

By Tabassum Zakaria CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Folk singer Joan Baez joined anti-war protesters near U.S. President George W. Bush's ranch on Sunday to meet with military families who want troops pulled out of Iraq.

2005-08-16 13:37:15

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has been admitted to an Atlanta hospital with an undisclosed condition, a hospital official said on Tuesday.

2005-08-16 12:27:03

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has been admitted to an Atlanta hospital, a hospital official said on Tuesday. "She is here and is resting comfortably," said Diana Lewis, a spokeswoman for Piedmont Hospital.

2005-07-26 18:13:35

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Construction of a memorial honoring slain U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. would get a boost under legislation approved on Tuesday by congressional negotiators to inject $10 million in public matching funds for the project.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.