Talk:Rosa Parks

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Former featured article Rosa Parks is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.
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Disputed benefactor[edit]

Claims have been made that executives at the apartment where she lived allowed Ms.Parks to live rent-free.[1]

Alternatively, it was reported on the death of Mike Ilitch, that the founder of Little Caesars had started paying Ms Parks' rent in 1994. He had heard that there were concerns for her welfare and safety after she suffered from an assault and robbery. It was reported that Mr. Ilitch paid her rent for over a decade until her death in 2005. [2] [3]


Minor grammatical question[edit]

Throughout this page, any reference to the colored section, colored seats, etc have the word colored in quotes while the white section, whites-only, etc do not have the word white in quotes. For consistency's sake, shouldn't they both be the same as it relates to quote marks?

I haven't made any changes as I'm not sure which way it should be but wanted other opinions.

W4chris (talk) 21:38, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

I'd leave it as is. That's the way it was done when the article was given Featured Article status back in 2005 (though no one appears to have discussed it back then). Also, although the article does not put white in quotes, neither does it do so for black. It looks to me to be a legitimate use of quotation marks. NewYorkActuary (talk) 23:10, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
"White" or "whites-only" is purely descriptive, so there would be no reason for quotation marks. "Colored" is a dated term that is widely considered offensive; the quotation marks indicate that the article is using terminology contemporaneous with the events it describes. RivertorchFIREWATER 04:44, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 October 2017[edit]

I suggest to change the part which says: "In 1999 Parks filmed a cameo appearance for the television series Touched by an Angel.[71] It was her last appearance on film; health problems made her increasingly an invalid."

to something that avoids use of the word "invalid", which is old-fashioned and can even be construed as offensive.

Perhaps something like:

"In 1999 Parks filmed a cameo appearance for the television series Touched by an Angel.[71] It was her last appearance on film; Parks began to suffer from health problems due to old age."

The semi-colon links the two clauses well and implies that Parks did not appear on film much afterwards due to her health problems. 2A02:C7D:A39F:B000:C418:E832:13BF:5D0B (talk) 15:50, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Done SparklingPessimist Scream at me! 17:39, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 October 2017[edit]

I need to change a few errors in spelling and in grammar that I have noticed during reading this article. Rocketofdoom (talk) 02:58, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

  • Not done
Rocketofdoom, please read the actual text of the template you added above, where it says that you must provide "a complete and specific description of the request, that is, specify what text should be removed and a verbatim copy of the text that should replace it. "Please change X" is not acceptable and will be rejected; the request must be of the form "please change X to Y". Give the precise changes you want to make, along with links to reliable sources that verify any substantive changes. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:32, 30 October 2017 (UTC)