Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks was born in 1913 in Tuskagee, Alabama. In 1928 she

graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. She attended

Alabama State College in Montgomery. In 1932 she married. Rosa and

her husband both worked with National Association for the Advancement

of Colored People (NAACP). Rosa worked many different jobs; such as a

housekeeper, insurance saleswoman and seamstress.

On December 1, 1955 she got onto a bus and sat in one of the

seats in the front. The bus driver ordered her to move to the back, where

the "black people  were supposed to sit. She refused to move. According

to the segregation laws, white passengers were given the seats in the

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