March 26, 2014

Letter from MLK to Rosa Parks goes on sale

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Rosa Parks is honored for her role in the civil rights movement at the Progressive Baptist Convention in Los Angeles in 1978. RNS archive photo

Rosa Parks is honored for her role in the civil rights movement at the Progressive Baptist Convention in Los Angeles in 1978. RNS archive photo

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(RNS) In the 1960 letter, the civil rights leader tells Parks that "kind and encouraging words" from her and others sustained him when foes of racial equality harassed or tried to intimidate him.