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THE EDGES GROUP, INC.

E • EMPLOYMENT
D • DISSEMINATION
G • GROUP AWARENESS
E • ECONOMIC
S • SOLVING PROBLEMS

10th Annual Luncheon
Waldorf Astoria
October 5, 1982 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

In the history of the Black struggle in America for social justice and economic equity no one individual has earned a more lasting place than Rosa L. Parks. She is a symbol of pride and inspiration to millions of Americans who continue to draw sustenance from her courage and hope from her determination. Like legions of strong Black women before her, Rosa Parks rose unflinchingly to a challenge.

The date was December 1, 1955; the place, Montgomery, Alabama. On the ride home from work, Ms. Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus. Her arrest and the subsequent efforts of Blacks to end segregation in the Montgomery bus system triggered a boycott that rocked the nation and ultimately dismantled every vestige of legal segregation in the United States.

The EDGES Group proudly salutes Rosa L. Parks for her strength of heart and spirit and for helping make the constitutional promise of freedom and equal opportunity a reality for all Americans.

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Programme

Welcome 
Aubrey C. Lewis
President, The EDGES Group, Inc.

Presiding
Tom Brokaw
Correspondent, NBC News TODAY

Invocation
Honorable H. Carl McCall
Senior Vice President, WNET-TV/13

Greetings
Honorable Hugh L. Carey
Governor, State of New York

Luncheon

Introduction of Speaker
Aubrey C. Lewis

Address 
Honorable Samuel R. Pierce
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

EDGES Citation to Honorable Samuel R. Pierce
Aubrey C. Lewis

Response
Secretary Samuel R. Pierce

Presentation of EDGES Ruth Allen King Award to Rosa L. Parks
Aubrey C. Lewis

Response
Rosa L. Parks
Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

Benediction
Honorable H. Carl McCall

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