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When Miss Rosa Died

Salute to Rosa Parks

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  • People walking to Rosa Parks US Capitol vigil People walking to Rosa Parks US Capitol vigil
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  • Bus carrying Rosa Parks family and friends to US Capitol Bus carrying Rosa Parks family and friends to US Capitol
  • Rosa Parks bus in Washington for US Capitol vigil Rosa Parks bus in Washington for US Capitol vigil
  • Rosa Parks overnight Lying in state mourners at US Capitol Rosa Parks overnight Lying in state mourners at US Capitol
  • US Capitol night of Rosa Parks tribute US Capitol night of Rosa Parks tribute
  • US Capitol nigh of Rosa Parks viewing US Capitol nigh of Rosa Parks viewing
  • Crowds lined up in Washington DC for viewing of Rosa Parks at US Capitol Crowds lined up in Washington DC for viewing of Rosa Parks at US Capitol
  • Rosa Parks US Capitol Memorial honor crowds lined up overnight Rosa Parks US Capitol Memorial honor crowds lined up overnight
  • US Capitol Rosa Parks people gathered overnight Lying in state US Capitol Rosa Parks people gathered overnight Lying in state
  • Rosa Parks funeral Procession entering Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Airport Rosa Parks funeral Procession entering Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Airport
  • Rosa Parks buses carrying family members entering Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Airport Rosa Parks buses carrying family members entering Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Airport
  • DC Civil Rights bus carrying Rosa Parks family and friends funeral procession at Baltimore Airport DC Civil Rights bus carrying Rosa Parks family and friends funeral procession at Baltimore Airport
  • Rosa Park funeral buses at Baltimore Airport Rosa Park funeral buses at Baltimore Airport

When civil rights leader Mrs. Rosa Parks died in  October 2005 she was honored in a manner unlike that given to any other American woman.  Her remains were brought to Washington, DC and people were given the opportunity to pay their respects at the US Capitol.  This photo essay attempts to give insight into just how many people came to honor her.  Many said that they had to be there and would wait no matter how long it would take to go through the lines.

People from every walk of life came out and waited patiently to walk pass her coffin.  Lines snaked throughout the mall and people visited with each other and shared stories about how much Miss Rosa meant to them.  It was truly an honor to be there.

The first images are of the first evening at the Capitol and show buses arriving bringing the family and celebrities.  The next images show the long lines and people fellowshipping with each other  The pictures towards the end show the procession after the funeral as it arrives at the Thurgood Marshall BWI airport in Maryland in preparation for Mrs. Parks final departure from the Washington area.

Rosa Parks' funeral was held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005. 

Thank you Rosa Parks!