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[[image - logo]] 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. [[image]] [[caption]] Rosa L. Parks [[/caption]] 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 265
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