Rosa Parks ,better know as “the mother of the civil rights movement” was one very important to the 20th century. Rosa lived in Montgomery, Alabama when, in December of 1955, she refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger. The bus driver had her arrested. She was tried and convicted of violating a local ordinance.

What she did caused a citywide boycott of the bus system by blacks that lasted a little more than a year. The boycott helped Martin Luther King, Jr., in to national prominence and resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation on city buses. Over the next four decades, she helped make the people of the US be aware of the history of the civil rights struggle. She was considered a pioneer in the struggle for racial equality. Her example remains an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere.


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