Mrs. Rosa Parks, a civil rights icon who is called the “Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement,” has a special place in the hearts of members of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination. To AME’s, she is Deaconess Rosa Parks, a longtime member of the denomination and holder of the venerated position of deaconess.
Metropolitan hosted the national memorial service for Mrs. Parks in 2005. So there is special joy as AME’s join in the national celebration of what would have been her 100th birthday on Monday, February 4. View our tribute page to watch the memorial service and read more about Deaconess Parks.
We encourage every one to take it forward on 2.4.13 by standing up and speaking out in honor of Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday. Match fear with strength during the National Day of Courage.