IRS drops Rosa Parks' charity's tax-exempt status

October 1997
Jet;10/13/97, Vol. 92 Issue 21, p14
Reports that famed civil rights activist Rosa Parks charity group, The Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, is no longer recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a tax-exempt charitable organization. The IRS refusing to comment on why it stripped the organization of its tax-exempt status; 1996 earnings of the group; Percentage of the earnings going toward charitable programs.


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