Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) | Periscope

Rosa Parks

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.”