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ROSA PARKS PLAY TAKES BACK SEAT TO SUIT THREAT

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A college play about the life of Rosa Parks was suspended after an attorney for the civil rights heroine said it could prompt a lawsuit.

Gregory Reed, co-founder of the Parks Legacy, said North Carolina writer Belinda Boyd was asked last year to draft a play about Parks."The play had many inaccuracies," Reed said Friday in Detroit. "It was submitted to us without her (Boyd) having any communication or dialogue with Mrs. Rosa Parks."

Boyd was asked to revise it. But Reed said the next thing he knew, "Mother of Civil Rights: The Life of Rosa Parks," was scheduled to run this month at Wayne State University. He said he told the school a lawsuit was possible, and the production was suspended until the dispute is resolved.