Rosa Parks Civil Rights Activist

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Rosa Parks Civil Rights Activist

Rosa Parks Civil Rights Activist

2/4/1913- 10/24/2005

Parks' act of defiance and the Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the modern Civil Rights Movement. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who gained national prominence in the civil rights movement.

You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

Parks' act of defiance by not moving to the back of the bus to let white passengers sit down became important to the Civil Rights Movement. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.


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