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Religious leaders greet woman in famed bus case.

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Three religious leaders participating in the March on Washington greet a Negro woman whose arrest made headlines in 1955. Mrs. Rosa Parks is shown with, left to right, Father John F. Cronin of the Social Action Department, National Catholic Welfare Conference; Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, chief executive officer of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, president of the American Jewish Congress. In 1955, Mrs. Parks was arrested when she refused to obey a bus driver's order to give her seat to a white person. Her case was one of several that arroused the nation, helped weld Negroes and whites in campaigns that culminated in the March on Washington.
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