Alabama House Votes to Pardon Parks, Others

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Civil rights icon Rosa Parks and hundreds of other victims of segregation-era arrests would be pardoned -- but not forgotten -- under a bill passed unanimously by the Alabama House on Thursday.

The bill was amended to say that the arrest records would not be expunged or sealed from public view, but would be turned over to the state Department of Archives and History.

That way, the records will provide a permanent record of civil disobedience that, in many cases, helped lead to desegregation.

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