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Voting Rights Act of 1965
Their auntie, Rosa Parks: memories and recipes
Their auntie, Rosa Parks: memories and recipes

When Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in December 1955, she would go down in history as the symbolic "mother" of the civil rights movement. Parks was also a beloved mother figure to her large extended family. Her 13 nieces and nephews describe their "Auntie Rosa" as a wise, fearless, and religious woman, who spent a lifetime advocating for equality and justice. Along the way, she nurtured loved ones with warmth, sage counsel — and home cooking. "I can still smell the Sunday dinners that Auntie Rosa and grandma prepared when we were kids," recalls Sheila McCauley-Keys, 56, a niece who collaborated with...