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    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - More than half a century after U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man, the Alabama legislature on Tuesday voted to pardon her and others convicted for breaking segregation-era race laws.

    The "Rosa Parks Act," approved unanimously by the state House of Representatives but opposed by three senators in the Senate, also clears the way for hundreds of other activists to wipe out their arrest records for acts of civil disobedience in the struggle for black civil rights.

    The Alabama Senate revised the act to allow museums to continue to display such arrest records as well as a famous mug shot of Parks, who died last October at the age of 92.

    "It is long overdue," said Thad McClammy, a Democrat who sponsored the House bill. "It will bring closure."

    While the pardon is available to all those arrested under "Jim Crow" segregation laws, applicants have to go through a process to attain it and many may refuse.

    Some activists say they need no pardon because they never did anything wrong. Others are proud of their arrest records.
    Originally posted by Tone Riggz
    Akon has dry humped a teenage girl, tossed a kid off stage...i think for his next feat, he should diamond cutter Tito Jackson...

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    omg! Makes you ashamed to be white
    Goodnight Soldier ~ R.I.P Big Proof ~

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      Lol...I imagine that this was really a back and forth debate among the Alabama legislature for 50 years. I mean, it was probably very difficult for them to come to a conclusion...

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