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Rosa Parks was an African-American woman in Montgomery, Ala., who, on Dec. 1, 1955, refused to get up from her bus seat to let a white passenger sit down. She was arrested for this offense but released on bail that night... More »

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Rosa Parks was the first of two children born to James McCauley and Leona McCauley, whose maiden name was Edwards. Her younger brother was Sylvester McCauley. She adopted the last name "Parks" after marrying Raymond Park... More »

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Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley on Feb. 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. She later moved with her mother to Pine Level, Alabama, where she attended a segregated one-room school. More »

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Rosa Parks became famous in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 1, 1955. She refused to give up her seat toward the front of a bus to a white male when segregation was written into law. Parks was arrested on the spot for violating... More »

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Rosa Parks became a prominent face in the civil rights movement when she refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger on Dec.1, 1955, in Montgomery, Ala. She was arrested, and the local NAACP chapter organized ... More »

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Rosa Parks was important because in December of 1955, her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., led to the Montgomery bus boycott. This brought Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. into more ac... More »

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Rosa Parks worked as a secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Montgomery, Ala., from 1943 to 1956. In 1956, she and her husband Raymond moved from Alabama to Detroit, Mich., where... More »

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