Rosa Parks gets Congressional Gold Medal

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Knowing our history is a strong part of the African American Heritage. We take the month of February as we do every year to celebrate the pioneers, difference makers and community changers that stand out in our community every day.

With this gallery we celebrate the women who pioneered the Civil Rights Movements from the Montgomery Bus Boycott, voters rights and education.

Here are your difference makers!

Pioneer Women Of The Civil Rights Movement was originally published on