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Rosa Parks Remembered with March Through Tuskegee

October 27, 2005 -- Posted at 6:27 pm CDT

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) _ Efforts are afoot to honor Rosa Parks in the nation's capital. Lawmakers are preparing a resolution for the late civil rights pioneer to lie in honor Sunday and Monday in the Capitol Rotunda.

She would be the first woman ever so honored.

Another in a series of events to honor Parks happened yesterday in her hometown. More than 200 people linked arms and marched through Tuskegee, Alabama.

Organizers said the marchers represented the 50,000 who took part in the Montgomery bus boycott after Parks' historic act of defiance sparked the modern civil rights movement.

Parks' funeral is scheduled for Wednesday in Detroit, following a series of events that will allow the public to pay tribute to her. She died Monday at her Detroit home at the age of 92.

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