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    pbsthisdayinhistory: February 4, 1913: Rosa Parks Is Born Civil rights icon Rosa Parks was born on this day in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her 1955 refusal to move from a bus seat reserved for whites triggered a national campaign to end segregation. She became an important symbol of the Civil Rights Movement and is known as ‘the first lady of civil rights.’ Explore Rosa Parks’ life and legacy with PBS Black Culture Connection. Photo: Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (National Archives)Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (National Archives)

  • National Women's History Museum

    Rosa Parks, known as “the mother of the freedom movement,” was arrested in 1955 when she refused to relinquish her bus seat to a white passenger. Her act sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the most successful campaigns against racial segregation. | www.nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #NWHM #WomensHistory #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #AfricanAmericanWomen #RosaParks

  • American Institute for History Education AIHE

    History Dec 1, 1955- Rosa Parks sets off a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama when she refuses to give up her seat in the “colored” section of a bus to make room for a white passenger. Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., the boycott lasted for over a year and resulted in the desegregation of the buses. This is often thought of as the event that started the Civil Rights Movement.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. King is often presented as a heroic leader in the history of modern American liberalism. baruti