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Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist who refused to obey a bus driver's order that she give up her sit for a white passenger. Through her brave civil disobedience actions, she became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.

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It took 40,000 black ppl walking to work for 381 days in Montgomery bus boycott, & Rosa Parks, to make history.

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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.

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James Earl Ray is the confessed murderer of Martin Luther King Jr. He was not captured on the day the crime, but was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport two months later. Ray confessed to the crime on March 10, 1969, although three days later he recan

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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.

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Nice The 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat and the beginning of The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Selma-Montgomery March: Martin Luther King leading march from Selma to Montgomery to protest lack of voting rights for African Americans. Beside King is US Congressman John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy. March 1965.

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Rosa Parks...when standing up for your rights doesn't work, perhaps try sitting down! What an inspiration she was to the world.

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