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  • Becky Voy

    BV- This pin will be beneficial because it gives a quick synopses of key people in history. For example, Rosa Parks was one of many women during the Civil Rights Movement who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. This lists shows several people who were involved in the movement.

  • Kim

    Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. The city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses. Rosa Parks received many accolades during her lifetime, including the NAACP's highest award.

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    Change-maker in black history: Rosa Parks | Do Something

  • 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 booking photo. She was prosecuted along with Martin Luther King, Jr and 91 others for starting the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

"ROSA PARKS (Civil Rights Activist Heroine. USA, 1913-2005) reads from one of her books to children at the Tried Stone Baptist Church in Detroit." from "Rosa Parks: More than a name in a textbook" By Greg Toppo, USA TODAY, 10/26/2005.

While most people remember Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, they forget that the Montgomery Bus Boycott succeeded because of the participation of tens of thousands of ordinary people. These women and men risked their lives and jobs to keep the boycott alive. Many, like this woman, walked instead of riding the segregated buses.