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Civil Disobedience: Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks was born February 4, 1913. This article explores Rosa Park's famous act of civil disobedience -- refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger. Her subsequent arrest sparked a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system and the 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation.

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