Parks

noun
United States civil rights leader who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery (Alabama) and so triggered the national Civil Rights movement (born in 1913)
Syn: ↑Rosa Parks

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plural of park
present third singular of park

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/pahrks/, n.
Gordon (Alexander Buchanan), born 1912, U.S. photojournalist and film director.

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Gordon (Roger Alexander Buchanan) (1912 - ), U.S. photographer, writer, movie director, and composer. He worked as a photographer for the Farm Security Administration 1941 - 44 before becoming a photojournalist for Life magazine 1949 - 70. He wrote The Learning Tree (1963), Born Black (1971), and Shannon (1981) and directed the movies Shaft (1971) and The Super Cops (1973)
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Rosa (Louise McCauley) (1913 - 2005), U.S. civil rights pioneer. On December 1, 1955, she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama, an act that inspired the civil rights movement. After the ensuing boycott and NAACP protest, bus segregation was ruled unconstitutional. Congressional Gold Medal (1999)

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  • Parks, LA — U.S. village in Louisiana Population (2000): 533 Housing Units (2000): 240 Land area (2000): 0.786629 sq. miles (2.037360 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.786629 sq. miles (2.037360 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Parks — [pärks] Rosa 1913 ; U.S. civil rights activist …   English World dictionary

  • Parks —   [pɑːks], Gordon, amerikanischer Fotograf und Filmregisseur, * Fort Scott (Kans.) 30. 11. 1912; der erste schwarze Fotograf, der internationale Anerkennung fand. 1942 gehörte er zum Fotografenteam der Farm Security Administration. Ab 1948… …   Universal-Lexikon

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