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US Remembers Rosa Parks on 60th Anniversary of Refusal to Give Up Bus Seat

Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus, launching a year long boycott that catapulted the Civil Rights movement in the United States. The then 42-year-old activist was arrested for defying the city's orders, which mandated black riders ride in the back, whites in the front, and middle section allowed for both races, but with blacks having to move on the request of whites. Parks was one of a number of black...

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