Today, we honor civil rights activist Rosa Parks. Rosa made a huge impact on the civil rights movement on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama when she refused to give up her seat for a white passenger which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She also helped Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. organize many civil rights movements and helped launch his national prominence. Congress nicknamed Rosa “the first lady of the civil rights movement” and “the mother of the freedom movement.” Read more about Rosa’s life below.

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Find out more about Rosa Parks here.