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The official web site of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. This organization was co-founded in 1987 by Rosa Parks and Elaine Eason Steele, in honor of Rosa Parks' husband Raymond Parks (1903-1977). In part, its mission is to motivate young people between the ages of 11-17, to reach their full potential.
Here exhibits from historic archives explain how the black community experienced this postwar period with desegregation, legal victories, and protest marches. Greensboro Sit-Ins
Heavy television coverage of the Greensboro sit-ins sparked a sit-in movement that spread quickly to college towns throughout the South and into the North, as young blacks and whites joined in various forms of peaceful protest against segregation in libraries, beaches, hotels and other establishments.
This web site provides the user with a glimpse into the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC) over a six year period (1960-1966). The authors of the site provide information on important events that SNCC participated in during its early days. It also gives brief biographical information on the leadership of SNCC.
Nobel Peace Prize 1964: Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential leader for civil rights movements. At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.
This website, based on the PBS series, provides links to information on the many topics covered in the episodes. Many Include primary sources. Browse the archives, or search the website to find relevant information.