Black History Month Feature: Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1932, in Tuskegee, Alabama. She is a civil rights activist who is recognized for not giving up her seat for another passenger while on the bus. Her refusal led to her arrest which triggered the Montgomery bus boycott. She became a symbol for civil rights.rosa_parks_booking The boycott lasted 381 days, it’s one of the most largest and successful mass movements against racial segregation in history. At her death in 2005, she was the first African American woman to ever lay at rest in the Capitol building, where citizens from around the country and political leaders from around the world paid their respects to this amazing woman.

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