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Civil rights pioneer Parks may attend the Oscars

A documentary about Rosa Parks has been nominated for an Oscar, but the civil rights pioneer hasn't decided whether she'll attend the ceremony.

She's been invited to attend the ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on March 23 by civil rights attorney Morris Dees.

The 90-year-old Parks will make a decision later this month, said Elaine Steele, co-founder of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Improvement.

She would like to attend, and "we'll see if we'll be able to go," Steele said Friday.

Parks is the subject of "Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks," which is nominated for a best-documentary (short subject) Oscar.

She made history in December 1955 when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus, triggering a 381-day boycott. The protest led to the desegregation of public transportation nationwide and turned its leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., into a national figure.