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Wednesday 30 November 2022
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Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott: Remembering Rosa Parks

By Staff

 

Rosa Parks: an introvert who changed the world.Dec. 1 marked the 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks becoming a major figure in the Civil Rights Movement.

Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, December 1, 1965, for refusing to give up her seat in the black section of a city bus to a white passenger.

A 42-year-old seamstress at the time, Parks worked as a secretary for her local chapter of the NACCP, and, in that moment, joined a movement to oppose the laws that called for the separation of races by refusing to give up her seat to a white man.

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