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Rosa Parks Remembered for Refusal to Give up Bus Seat

Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus, launching a year long boycott that catapulted the Civil Rights movement in the United States.
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FILE - Rosa Parks, whose refusal to move to the back of a bus, touched off the Montgomery bus boycott and the beginning of the civil rights movement, is fingerprinted by police Lt. D.H. Lackey in Montgomery, Alabama, Feb. 22, 1956.
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FILE - Rosa Parks, whose refusal to move to the back of a bus, touched off the Montgomery bus boycott and the beginning of the civil rights movement, is fingerprinted by police Lt. D.H. Lackey in Montgomery, Alabama, Feb. 22, 1956.

FILE -Rosa Parks arrives at circuit court to be arraigned in the racial bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, Feb. 24, 1956.
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FILE -Rosa Parks arrives at circuit court to be arraigned in the racial bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, Feb. 24, 1956.

FILE - Rosa Parks, left, who was fined $10 and court costs for violating Montgomery's segregation ordinance for city buses, makes bond for appeal to Circuit Court, Dec. 5, 1955.
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FILE - Rosa Parks, left, who was fined $10 and court costs for violating Montgomery's segregation ordinance for city buses, makes bond for appeal to Circuit Court, Dec. 5, 1955.

FILE - Rosa Parks smiles during a ceremony where she received the Congressional Medal of Freedom in Detroit, Michigan, Nov. 28, 1999.
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FILE - Rosa Parks smiles during a ceremony where she received the Congressional Medal of Freedom in Detroit, Michigan, Nov. 28, 1999.

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