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Rosa Parks Rosa Parks, was born in 1913, and died in 2005. An African American civil rights activist whom is best known for her role in a 1955 boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama bus system. Her action helped bring about the civil rights movement in the United States. Rosa Parks was arrested for violating a city law that required the whites and blacks to sit in separate rows on buses. She refused to give up her seat in the middle of the bus when a white man desired to sit in her row. The front rows were for whites only. The law required blacks to leave their seats in the next rows when all seats in the front rows were taken and other whites still wanted seats. Even before Rosa Parks’ arrest, Montgomery’s black leaders had been discussing a protest against racial segregation on the city’s buses. Rosa Parks allowed the leaders to use her arrest to trigger a boycott of the bus system. The leaders formed an organization to run the boycott. Martin Luther King Jr.-then a Baptist minister in Montgomery-was chosen as president. For 382 days, from December 5, 1995 to December 20, 1956 thousands of blacks refused to ride Montgomery’s buses. Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama and she attended the Alabama State Teacher’s College and in 1943, she was one of the first women to join the NAACP, she was the secretary from 1943 to 1956, then she lost her job as a seamstress. Before she went to jail in 1957, she moved to Detroit and got married to a barber named Raymond just a few weeks before she turned twenty years old. She was inmate number “7053” as you can see on this picture here. “The only tired I was, was tired of giving in,” were here words as she was taken to…...

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