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Beatrice Hunter


As long as I can remember, I have heard stories of Rosa Parks and her heroic fight for Civil Rights and the famous bus ride. I had no idea, that a member of my own family had staged a “sat down ” on the mass transit from OK to VA. My aunt went West to marry a Cherokee Indian, his family diapproved, and she was sent home. During the trip home to VA, she was asked to give up her seat on the bus for a white couple. When she refused, she was arrested in some out of way town, where in she had ti notify the NAACP In Virginia, to help obtain her freedom. The case eventually went to the Regional office in D.C. and soon settled. I am so proud of my aunt Barbara Cummings, my own Civil Rights Icon. The picture is of barbara and her daughter and nephew on one of her many trips home.

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