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Lu Ella Webster ‘walks the walk,’ receives Rosa Parks Award

Gwen O'Brien, Office of Public Affairs

Most of us are familiar with the story of Rosa Parks — the Black woman who, in 1955,  was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give her seat to a white man on a segregated bus. Her actions gave momentum to the civil rights movement. Activists, including a charismatic young pastor — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. —...

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