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Dec. 1, 1955, was the day Rosa Parks became an icon for change. That was when the “Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement” refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.

 

Parks was arrested because segregation on buses was legal in Montgomery, Alabama, at the time. Parks, an NAACP member, wasn’t the first to refuse to give up a seat, but her action led to the Montgomery bus boycott. In 1956, the Supreme Court ruled to ban segregation on public buses.

 

http://abcnews.go.com/US/rosa-parks-60th-anniversary-day-refused-give-bus/story?id=35444894

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A courageous woman ❤️

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Heart Rosa!

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i don't think this even made the news and it's such an historic event.

 

thanks for posting @Marp

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We have been to Michigan to the Henry Ford and been on that bus. It really makes history come alive to be able to see the things that at the time, didn't seem significant, but ended up changing the world.

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And yet so much racism still exists.

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Not that long ago.  We've enacted laws to stop the kind of racism and segregation experienced during Parks' life, but laws don't touch the hearts of men and women who don't know any better.  It will take several generations to get rid of what we see today.

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Each morning while getting ready for work I watch Headline News with Robin Meade. She actually did report on this earlier today.

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This is going on now in downtown, I was born and raised in Montgomery, AL and currently live here now!