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“With the death of Rosa Parks, we have lost a true American hero. Her dignified refusal to give up her seat on the bus ignited the Civil Rights movement and challenged our society to reject segregation.

“This simple yet brave act forced our nation to recognize that our common values of liberty and equality leave no room for discrimination of any kind.

“While we mourn her passing, we must remember that the movement she began is never finished. We can all honor her legacy by continuing to fight for freedom, equal justice, and tolerance. Her life will continue to be an inspiration, and remind us all that quiet acts by everyday Americans have the power to change history.”