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Just earlier this month Pathways to Freedom Camp got underway!!
Day 1: August 1st, 2016
Pathways to Freedom Camp kicked off today with “Gardening Day.” The Student gathered to feed their souls before learning about tomatoes, gardening and entrepreneurship!
***PATHWAYS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED***
NEW DATES- AUGUST 1st – 12th 2016
The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development, the ONLY institute founded my Rosa Parks and Co- Founder Elaine Steele, still continues. Though small in size, we are mighty in the number of Volunteers and support we have through the many projects works we do.
Come out and Volunteer, Donate, Support and get involved!
(AYANNA) MADE HER
TITLE: Rosa Parks Collection: Telling Her Story at the Library of Congress
EVENT DATE: 2016/02/04
RUNNING TIME: 33 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Highlights of the collection of Rosa Parks, a seminal figure of the Civil Rights Movement, on loan to the Library from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation for 10 years.
Howard Buffett decided to purchase this special collection in 2014, when he learned that it was languishing in an auction warehouse. He wanted to bring these rare items into public view and ensure their preservation. The Rosa Parks Collection reveals how deeply she believed in a moral imperative to oppose discrimination and the denial of individual rights. That belief most famously resulted in her decision to challenge the bus segregation laws in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. But her autobiographical writings reveal numerous times in her life when that conviction motivated her to act.
The collection documents many aspects of her private life as well as her public work on behalf of civil rights for African Americans. While the 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs span 140 years, the content focuses on the 1950s through the 1990s and includes Mrs. Parks’ own writings, letters from presidents, her Congressional Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom, and hand-drawn cards of appreciation from scores of schoolchildren.
This video contains highlights from the collection and a look behind the scenes at how the Library’s team of experts in cataloging, preservation, digitization, exhibition and teacher training are making the legacy of Rosa Parks available to the world. Items from the Rosa Parks Collection will be available online later this month.
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Don’t Forget Ms. Campbell goes to Court on Wednesday. Pass it On!
The TV coverage of the demo at Flagstar Bank in support of Barbara Campbell is now on the web site, link below. Ms. Campbell wants everyone to know how happy she was to see so many people supporting her!
Ms. Campbell’s scheduled court hearing is Wednesday, January 27, 1:00 pm in front of Judge Perkins, 4th floor of 36th District Court, 421 Madison at Brush in Detroit. We can keep up the pressure in the meantime by calling Flagstar and Fannie Mae to protest the threatened eviction.
Call Flagstar Bank at 248-312-5400 and insist they stop this cruel & fraudulent eviction. Press prompt for Headquarters and ask for Tony Monte. Refer to Loan 0596526028. Ms. Campbell lives at 1001 Covington Drive #3 in Detroit.
Please also tell Fannie Mae that Flagstar’s deception should not cause Ms. Campbell to be evicted. Call 1-800-732-6643 and press “4” to report fraud.