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Who Exactly Was Rosa Parks?

And Other Early Civil Rights Influencers

Rosa Parks’s mugshot, 1955. Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty

Rosa Parks is mostly known as the African American woman who refused to move from her seat for a white person on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. An act which resulted in her arrest and the Montgomery Bus Boycott led by Martin Luther King, Jr. This occurred on December 1, 1955, and is considered the beginning of the modern civil rights movement.

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Randy Shingler

Randy Shingler

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