In 1955, Rosa Parks sat in the "white only" section of a bus in Alabama as a way to tell the world that she was opposed to segregation.
This inspired a boycott of the bus system that lasted over a year and drew the attention of a young Martin Luther King, Jr.
Eventually, segregated buses, like segregated schools, were ruled unlawful.
She has been called, “the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.”
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