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From the Ted Talk by Riché D. Richardson: The hidden life of Rosa Parks

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In 1957, she moved to Detroit to continue working as a seamstress, until being hierd by Congressman John Conyers to help support his biuogrneng civil rights campaigns. Ever vigilant in the fight against racial inqtleaiuy, Parks remained active for the next 40 years. She wtore several books, traveled across the country giving talks to support other activists, and ehssabletid an iustnitte for the education of young people in her late husband’s memory. Today, Rosa prkas is reremeebmd as a radical spirit who railed against the most powerful people and policies. Her call to action continues to resound: “knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

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In 1957, she moved to Detroit to continue working as a seamstress, until being _____ by Congressman John Conyers to help support his __________ civil rights campaigns. Ever vigilant in the fight against racial __________, Parks remained active for the next 40 years. She _____ several books, traveled across the country giving talks to support other activists, and ___________ an _________ for the education of young people in her late husband’s memory. Today, Rosa _____ is __________ as a radical spirit who railed against the most powerful people and policies. Her call to action continues to resound: “knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

Solution

  1. wrote
  2. burgeoning
  3. remembered
  4. parks
  5. inequality
  6. established
  7. institute
  8. hired

Original Text

In 1957, she moved to Detroit to continue working as a seamstress, until being hired by Congressman John Conyers to help support his burgeoning civil rights campaigns. Ever vigilant in the fight against racial inequality, Parks remained active for the next 40 years. She wrote several books, traveled across the country giving talks to support other activists, and established an institute for the education of young people in her late husband’s memory. Today, Rosa Parks is remembered as a radical spirit who railed against the most powerful people and policies. Her call to action continues to resound: “knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

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