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60 Years Ago: Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up Her Seat

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger while she was seated in the "colored section" of a Montgomery city bus. Parks is considered the mother of the civil rights movement, as this act initiated the 13-month Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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