Modern Civil Rights Activist: Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks Rosa Parks was born February 4, 1913. She was a civil rights activist whom the people called “the first lady of civil rights” they also called her “the mother of the freedom movement.” Park’s act of defiance became important symbols of the modern civil rights movement. On December 1, 1955, she was coming home from work and got on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. In this day in time the bus was separated by blacks and whites. Blacks were in the back, and whites in the front. She sat near the middle of the bus. She was just ten seats behind the reserved seats for the whites. All the reserved seats were filled, and a white man entered onto the bus. The bus driver insisted the 4 blacks that were sitting a row behind the whites

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