Rosa Parks

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Today marks the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks taking a stand by defying the Jim Crow law that called for the separation of the races on public transport.  Parks was returning home from work and refused to move to the back of a bus to allow a white man to have her seat.

That defiant act in 1955 proved to be a pivotal point in the civil rights movement and Parks will forever be remembered as a symbol of the struggle.

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