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THE MOTHER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: ROSA PARKS
On December 1, 1955, a 42-year old African American woman finished her job as a seamstress in a department store in Montgomery, Alabama. She waited to board the Cleveland Avenue city bus that, although it had taken her home every day, wouldn’t that day. Instead, she would be arrested, providing the spark the Civil Rights Movement needed to rally and demand change. more...