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The Influence Of Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks was an important person in the Civil Rights Movement. She is famous for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus operated by the Montgomery Bus Line. This act pushed her to the forefront of the Civil Rights movement. Though this is what she was famous for she had been active in the Civil Rights Movement and NAACP for many years prior to her famous act of defiance. In December of 1955 Parks became a national symbol. She boarded a bus and sat in the back which was designated as the “colored section.” The bus driver rearranged the sign of where the colored section was as more white patrons began to board the bus. He ordered Parks to move and she refused. This led to the arrest of Parks. A few days later she
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