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FREE–FARES FRIDAY, FEBRUARY FOURTH!

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PORTLAND, Ore. — TriMet is honoring civil rights activist Rosa
Parks on Friday, February 4 on what would have been her 109th
birthday.

Officials said no fares will be collected for bus, MAX, WES or LIFT.

Portland Streetcar and C-TRAN will also provide free rides as an
annual tribute to Rosa Parks.


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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
(February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)

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SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN 100 TODAY!


Betty Marion White Ludden
(January 17, 1922 – December 31, 2021)

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HAVE A GOOD DAY!

Martin Luther King Day 2022

Martin Luther King Jr.  (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

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BIG FIND UNDER THE STATUE OF GEN. LEE

Richmond's Lee statue is set to come down. It's a new chance for the city. - Vox
The 61-foot-tall bronze memorial to Confederate Gen. Robert
E. Lee prior to removal in September.

 

(AP) – Crews working to remove the pedestal where a statue of
Gen. Lee towered over Richmond for more than a century believe
they’ve found a time capsule that was buried there in 1887.

 

The massive bronze equestrian statue of Lee, erected in 1890, was
taken down in September, more than a year after Governor Ralph
Northam ordered its removal after protests over racism and police
brutality erupted across the country following the police killing of

George Floyd in Minneapolis.

 

Virginia removes 12-ton Robert E. Lee statue from Richmond's Monument Avenue - ABC News

Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the pedestal removed and the land given to the city of Richmond. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

 



 

 

 

 

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ALBUM SETS RECORD SALES ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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On December 12, 1963, a vinyl long-playing record (“LP”) called
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Memorial Album set a record for
album sales. A total of 4 million copies sold in the first six days
of its release.

The album included recordings of some of Kennedy’s most
memorable speeches, as well as memorial tributes to the
president broadcast in the aftermath of his assassination on 
November 22, 1963. The recordings included excerpts from his
inaugural address and his campaign debates with Richard Nixon
as well as highlights from speeches on a variety of topics.

Each copy of the album cost 99 cents and the proceeds went to
the Joseph Kennedy, Jr., Foundation for Mental Retardation.

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