On today in 2005, Rosa Parks died in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 1992. The U.S. Congress named her “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement.” Parks died of natural causes. Her casket was transported to Washington D.C. to lie in honor in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. She was also the first African American who had not been a U.S. government official to be honored in the U.S. Capitol.
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