Remembering Parks' death


From left, UF students Rui Lin and Kathy Pierre, Dr. Karen Cole-Smith, member of the Quiet Courage Committee; the Rev. Milford L. Griner, founder and president of the Quiet Courage Committee; UF professor Dr. Saeed R. Khan, and Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn and Nkwanda Jah, also members of the Quiet Courage committee.

AIDA MALLARD/Special to the Guardian
Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2:49 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2:49 p.m.

The Rosa Parks Quiet Courage Committee observed the 8th anniversary of the passing of Rosa Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement, with prayers, songs, personal reflections, special tributes, and speakers at "Miss Rosa: In Remembrance," which was held last Thursday at the Wilhelmina Johnson Center.

The Rev. Milford Lewis Griner, founder and president of the Quiet Courage Committee who presided over the observance, offered remarks and read excerpts from the book, "Take A Stand Rosa Parks," a biography by Peter and Connie Roop. Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn, a member of the Quiet Courage Committee, offered the welcome and the occasion and sang and played musical instruments. Dr. Saeed R. Khan, a University of Florida professor, offered the invocation in English and in Arabic.

Personal reflections were offered by Dr. Karen Cole-Smith, a member of the Quiet Courage Committee; Nkwanda Jah, a member of the Courage Committee, and UF students Rui Lin and Kathy Pierre.

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