Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Press Release: St. Louis County Branch NAACP
For Immediate Release
Former Missouri Governor and County Executive to pay tribute to Civil Rights Hero
On Sunday Feb 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm the St. Louis County NAACP will host it’s annual Rosa Parks State Observance Day celebration. The celebration is being sponsored by Ameren Missouri and will be held at Murchison Tabernacle CME Church, 7629 Natural Bridge Rd. Normandy Mo, 63121.
St. Louis County executive Charlie A. Dooley and Former Missouri Governor Bob Holden are scheduled to serve as guest speakers. In 2004 Missouri State Representative and Branch President Esther Hill Haywood sponsored H.B 1256 Establishing Feb 4 as Rosa Parks day in Missouri Annually. The event is free and open to the public. KMOV Channel Four Anchor Andre Hepkins will serve as Emcee.
Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery Alabama in 1955 sparked the beginning of the American Civil Rights Movement. Parks was the secretary and Youth advisor for the Montgomery Branch of the NAACP.
For information please call the NAACP office at 314-389-1552
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.