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Rosa Parks

In 1955, Rosa Parks, a seamstress living in Montgomery, Alabama, wanted to peacefully demonstrate what civil rights meant to her. She was arrested for sitting at the front of the bus, a place reserved for white people only. Dr. King came to help her because he believed that everyone should have the right to use the buses. In order to raise awareness for this problem, he organized a peaceful protest of segregated buses that lasted 382 days. The protest led to a Supreme Court decision that said segregated buses were unlawful. Because of this success, Dr. King became known as a leader of the civil rights movement.

"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others." - Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks and Dr. King inspired a boycott of buses to protest segregation in Alabama.

Rosa Parks died in 2005.