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Rosa Parks

On this date february 4, 1913 Rosa Parks was born in Alabama. By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955, she helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States. Over the next half-century, Parks became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle to end entrenched racial segregation. We must not forget all the « UNSUNG » Rosa Parks who refuse to give her their seat to a white man before december 1955 like Elizabeth Jenning Graham Ida B. Wells, Irene Morgan Kirlady, Jo Ann Gibson Robinson Sara Keys, Claudette Colvin, Aurelia Browder, Marie Louise Smith, Jeannette Reese, Susie McDonald….