Rosa Parks Memorial Service

Following a period during which Ms. Parks was honored by lying in repose in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a memorial service was held to… read more

Following a period during which Ms. Parks was honored by lying in repose in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a memorial service was held to honor her life and legacy prior to her funeral scheduled in Detroit the following Wednesday. Participants paid tribute to Ms. Parks as a catalyst of the civil rights movement, her legacy as a voice for the black community, and her service to the nation in passionate speeches and with music. There were many standing ovations and shouts of “Amen!” Large pictures of Ms. Parks were carried through the aisles by young people. At the end audience members stood, held hands, and sang “We Shall Overcome” along with the choir. close

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  • Julian Bond Chair NAACP->National Board of Directors
  • Ronald E. Braxton Minister African Methodist Episcopal Church->Metropolitan (Washington, DC) AME Church
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Rosa Parks Memorial Service

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Program ID:
189655-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 31, 2005
Last Aired:
Dec 27, 2005

Airing Details

  • Oct 31, 2005 | 12:54pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 31, 2005 | 3:04pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 31, 2005 | 9:25pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 01, 2005 | 1:50am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 05, 2005 | 8:27pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 05, 2005 | 11:54pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 26, 2005 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 27, 2005 | 1:11am EST | C-SPAN 1
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