Rosa Parks en Stateside: Rosa Parks goes to Washington <p>In 2005, the Daub and Firmin Sculpture Studio of California was commissioned to create a bronze statue of Rosa Parks.</p><p>Parks, who would have been 100 this month, will be the first life-sized representation that is approved and funded by Congress since 1873.</p><p>Her likeness will also be the first full-sized statue of an African-American woman in the National Statuary Hall.&nbsp;</p><p>Seven years after the commission was placed, Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with one of her sculptors, Eugene Daub.&nbsp;</p><p style="padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; vertical-align: baseline;">You can listen to the full Stateside interview above</em>.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:49:44 +0000 Stateside Staff 11422 at Stateside: Rosa Parks goes to Washington Stateside: The life and legacy of Rosa Parks <p>Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks.</p><p>She was small in stature, quiet, humble, and yet a woman who made a giant mark on the pages of American history. A woman hailed as a true icon of the civil rights movement.</p><p>Her deliberate, well-thought-out act of civil disobedience galvanized the struggle for civil rights, not only here in America, but around the world.<br><br>A year later, in 1956, Rosa Parks and her husband Raymond moved to Detroit where she lived until her death in 2005.<br><br>We take a closer look at the life and legacy of Rosa Parks with Wayne State University Professor of History, Danielle McGuire.</p><p>Her book is entitled "At The Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance: A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power."</p><p>She joined us now from the Rosa Parks celebration, the National Day of Courage, at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:42:08 +0000 Stateside Staff 11083 at Stateside: The life and legacy of Rosa Parks Stateside: Celebrating Rosa Parks' 100th birthday at the Henry Ford <p><em>The following is a summary of an audio segment. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.</em></p><p>Today marks the 100th birthday of civil rights leader, Rosa Parks.</p><p>Back in 1955, the south was segregated.</p><p>And on December 1 of that year, a 42-year old seamstress refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama and was arrested for it.</p><p>That simple act of courage helped spark the civil rights movement in America.</p><p>Today, that bus lives in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.</p><p>Stateside’s Emily Fox takes us on a tour of the exhibit where she talked with museum visitors and Christian Overland, the executive Vice President of the Henry Ford Museum.<a href="" target="_blank"> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:08:34 +0000 Emily Fox 11074 at Stateside: Celebrating Rosa Parks' 100th birthday at the Henry Ford President Obama sits in the Rosa Parks bus <p>This photo of President Barack Obama sitting on the Rosa Parks Bus at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn is making the rounds on Facebook today.</p><p><a href="">WDIV&#39;s Guy Gordon</a> posted the photo, saying:</p><blockquote><p><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}">No matter your politics, a compelling picture of the President at Henry Ford Museum yesterday. An emotional moment for him. A nexus of history.<span class="fcg"> &mdash; at <a data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;P&quot;}" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=175037105865319" href="">Henry Ford Museum</a>.</span></span></p></blockquote><p><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}"><span class="fcg">Mr. Obama was in Dearborn yesterday for a fundraiser at the museum and then later at a private dinner&nbsp; hosted by Denise Ilitch.</span></span></p><p>The <a href="|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">Detroit Free Press </a>reports Obama described his visit to supporters:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;I actually had the chance to sit in Rosa Parks&#39; bus,&quot; Obama said. &quot;I just sat there for a moment and pondered the courage and tenacity that is part of our very recent history, but is also a part of that long line of folks -- sometimes nameless, oftentimes didn&#39;t make the history books -- but who constantly insisted on their dignity, their stake in the American Dream.&quot;</p></blockquote><p><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}"><span class="fcg">The bus was brought to the Henry Ford Museum in 2001 after the Museum <a href="">outbid others</a>, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. </span></span></p><p>Obama is sitting across the aisle from where Ms. Parks sat on that historic day in 1955.</p><p><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}"><span class="fcg">Here&#39;s more on how the bus was <a href="">found and restored</a>.</span></span> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:48:03 +0000 Mark Brush 7108 at President Obama sits in the Rosa Parks bus