Rosa Parks (1913-2005) – Civil Rights Activist
Most historians date the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in the U.S. to December 1, 1955. That was the day Rosa Parks, an unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. She was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance. Her single act of defiance inspired tens of thousands of working-class blacks, led by Martin Luther King, to boycott the local buses for more than a year. Finally, the Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that declared Montgomery’s segregated seating laws’ unconstitutional. Her legacy inspires future generations to stand up for civil rights and beliefs.
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