Aretha Franklin Sings For Rosa Parks

Vice President Al Gore also attends benefit salute to civil-rights activist.

Aretha Franklin paid tribute to civil-rights activist Rosa Parks

on Sunday (Nov. 28) in Detroit. The "Queen of Soul" performed with the

Detroit Symphony Orchestra at a benefit for the Rosa & Raymond Parks

Institute for Self-Development, a nonprofit group that works with young

people. Vice President Al Gore also was on hand to honor Parks, who 44

years ago Wednesday (Dec. 1) refused to give up her seat on a segregated

bus in Montgomery, Ala. The activist recently lost a lawsuit against

rappers OutKast, who she claimed had no right to name a song after

her.