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Rosa Parks Day in California
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Saturday Feb 3rd, 2018 7:26 PM
The California Department of Education, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resource Division, will need to revise what is being taught throughout the State of California, as we share the 18th Annual, Rosa Parks Day in California with the world.
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Rosa Parks would call California her second home and it is fitting that the California Legislature continues to lead the way as we honoring our “Patron Saint” of the Women Political Council of Montgomery, AL. Strong women leaders in the Assembly and Senate authored resolution honoring the 105th Birthday of Rosa Parks.

In the wake of a supper moon, lunar eclipse and record warm winter weather, we continue the journey celebrating the 18th Annual, Rosa Parks Day in California on the West Steps of the California State Capitol and Queen Sheba Restaurant, Wine, Roses, Chocolate and Fine Pan African Cuisine.

2018 Black History Month, our California State Library, California History Section, has released expanded research guides for African Americans in California. We will help connect the dots by engaging Rosa Parks lawyer, Mr. Fred Gray, Sr. in Tuskegee, Alabama and the Congressional Library where the Parks Collection is now on extended loan.

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation works primarily in the developing world to improve agriculture and clean water delivery, purchased the collection from a New York auction warehouse during a legal battle over Parks' estate.

The Rosa Parks collection includes her Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, as well as documents, letters, photographs, clothing, and furniture. As a result of the lawsuit, the collection was offered up for auction and Howard, the youngest son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, purchased the collection in honor of his mother, Susan who had died a year before Rosa Parks death.

“I knew that my mom would think that it was something that should get done." Howard Buffett wanted the Parks collection to be publicly accessible.

Rosa Parks, born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama has an amazing lifetime legacy that is being fully explored reviewing her amazing collection.

She is known worldwide as a Civil Rights icon, refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1, 1955. Her arrest triggered a 381-day boycott first organized by the Women’s Political Council of Montgomery, Alabama. Decades of service before and after Montgomery are now being shared.

"This is an incredible part of history, and to have that history locked in a chamber somewhere is not right," Buffett said.

The California Department of Education, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resource Division, will need to revise what is being taught throughout the State of California, as we share Rosa Parks Day in California with the world.