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 Post subject: Rosa Parks Buddhist?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:27 am 
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Today the U.S. Postal Service honored Rosa Parks with a commemorative stamp. She was a great hero of mine and to the civil rights movement. I heard Douglas Brinkley on MSNBC today say that she was always devoted to nonviolence and in her later years she became a Buddhist. I did not know that and tried googling it but couldn't find anything.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/post ... p-18399445

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and is pretty smart so I am sure it is true, but does anyone know the source or have a link to where she became a Buddhist?

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 Post subject: Re: Rosa Parks Buddhist?
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Here's a picture of her with Ikeda at an SGI event.

http://www.sgiquarterly.org/feature2012Jly-5.html

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 Post subject: Re: Rosa Parks Buddhist?
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I didn't know that either, but that's pretty neat.
Thank you for posting this.

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