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Columbus And Congresswoman Joyce Beatty Will Celebrate Rosa Parks Day With A Community Panel Discussion

Columbus brings together community leaders to annually recognize the life of Rosa Parks.

December 4, 2017, marks the 13th annual statewide tribute to Rosa Parks. Leaders from across the state will come together to celebrate the life and accomplishments of one of the most significant members of the Civil Rights Movement.

Ohio was the first state to claim December 1 as Rosa Parks day, sharing the honor with Oregon. The other two states that recognize a day for the Civil Rights Activist are California and Missouri, which instead celebrate it the day of her birthday, February 4.

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This year will be presented by Ohio Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Interim President of COTA Emille Williams, and the President of Ohio State University Michael Drake. At 5:30 p.m. they’ll be opening up a forum and at 7 p.m. start their community conversation entitled “The Power of One: We Are Walking In It”.

The event will take place at WOSU’s tv studio space at the OSU Fawcett Center. It will be a night remembrance, reverence, and reflection over the life and times of one of American History’s most significant women.

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