Nightly News   |  February 04, 2013

Happy 100th birthday, Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks, whose refusal to leave the front of a bus in 1955 made her famous as a civil rights activist, was celebrated Monday on what would have been her 100th birthday. NBC’s Brian Williams has more.

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>>> rosa parks was born 100 years ago today. and today her birthday was referred to correctly as national day of courage. the postal service has issued a new stamp in her memory. and today at the henry ford museum in dear born, michigan where the famous bus is kept, visitors were allowed to take a seat where rosa parks made history.