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Rosa Parks

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Creator:Gaillard, Frye
Title:Rosa Parks
Date:2007 Mar. 14

Encyclopedia article about Rosa Parks whose 1955 arrest in Montgomery for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and set in motion a chain of events that resulted in ground-breaking civil rights legislation and helped to bring Martin Luther King, Jr. to the forefront as the movement's leader. Parks continued to work for civil rights causes during her entire life and was awarded the nation's highest honors for her role in the movement.

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Subjects:Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 | African American women civil rights workers--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights workers--Alabama--Montgomery | Women social reformers--Alabama--Montgomery | Arrest--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery | African American women domestics--Alabama--Montgomery | Women dressmakers--Alabama--Montgomery | African Americans--Segregation--Alabama--Montgomery | Segregation--Alabama--Montgomery | Race discrimination--Alabama--Montgomery | Race relations | Montgomery (Ala.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Segregation in transportation--Alabama--Montgomery | Boycotts--Alabama--Montgomery | Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956 | Montgomery Improvement Association | African American civil rights workers--Michigan--Detroit | Civil rights workers--Michigan--Detroit | Women social reformers--Michigan--Detroit | United States, Alabama, Montgomeryi, 32.366805, -86.299969 | United States, Alabama, Montgomery County, 32.2202579, -86.2076143 | United States, Michigan, Wayne County, Detroit, 42.331427, -83.0457538
Collection:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Institution:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Contributors:Encyclopedia of Alabama (Project)
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