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    Rosa Parks: In December 1955, Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Ala. She is not the first black to challenge the law requiring segregated buses, but Parks' solid reputation in the black community helps motivate others to join the cause.

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    Black History Month qouts | Rosa Parks | February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005

  • Alexandra Van Aller

    Rosa Parks, 1955 Rosa Parks (1913-2005) was an American Civil Rights activist, most famous for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. This woman was my hero in elementary school, and she still is to this day.

  • Birgit Barth

    Rosa Parks changed the world because she didn’t give up her seat and would not get off of the bus, she went to jail. She kind of showed them that white people and black people were equal with some of the help of Martin Luther King Jr. She was called “the mother of the modern day civil rights movement” | Booking photo [mug shot] taken at the time of the arrest of Rosa Parks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rosa_Parks_Booking.jpg

  • Katt Of Bees

    Most historians date the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in the United States to December 1, 1955. That was the day when an unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. This brave woman, Rosa Parks, was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere

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Rosa Parks --- Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Wikipedia

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Rosa Parks with Martin Luther King Jr. in the background

Rosa Parks, the iconic civil rights activist who did so much more for the movement than give up her seat on a bus, was born 100 years ago today in Tuskegee, Alabama. There is a new book on her life, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” by historian Jeanne Theoharis and a new stamp, issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

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