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How old is Rosa Parks?

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Born Feb. 4, 1913, Rosa Parks would be 102 years old if she were alive in 2015. However, Parks died in October 2005 at the age of 92.

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The African-American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s largely began with the actions of Parks on Dec. 1, 1955. Parks, a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama at the time, boarded a bus to return home after work. When the bus became full and Parks refused to give her seat up to a white passenger, city police arrested her. Following Parks' arrest, African-American citizens of Montgomery launched a boycott of the city bus system that lasted 381 days. The issue was eventually settled by a 1956 Supreme Court case that declared segregated public transit unconstitutional.

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