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Rosa Parks : why people should a pay tribute to a heroin of American Civil rights

Rosa Parks :   let' s pay tribute to a hero  of American Civil rights

Full Name: Rosa Parks
Nationality: American

Profession: Civil Rights Activist
Why Famous: Called "The first lady of civil rights" and "The mother of the freedom movement". Her refusal to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.

 

  On December 1 st 1955 , by refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, black seamstress Rosa Parks (1913—2005) helped initiate the Civil Rights movement in the United States. The leaders of the local black community organized a bus boycott that began the day Parks was convicted of violating the segregation laws. Led by a young Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the boycott lasted more than a year—during which Parks not coincidentally lost her job—and ended only when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional. Over the next half-century, Parks became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle to end entrenched racial segregation.



27/11/2014
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