In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, file photo, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks holds the hand of a well-wisher at a ceremony honoring the 46th anniversary of her arrest for civil disobedience, at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at the Library of Congress, researchers and the public will have full access to Parks’ archive of letters, writings, personal notes and photographs for the first time. (AP Photo/Paul Warner, File)

To the editor D. Kevin McNeir: that was an interesting take you shared on who should be called icons. While I agree with most of what you said, I disagree with some of it. Women like Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks and the like aren’t considered icons to me, they are bigger and more impactful than that word could ever hold. While there aren’t many to label “iconic” today, I do believe there is a generation now that’s doing their part for the times that they’re in.

Stanley Ogum
Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C.

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