Remembering Rosa Parks


Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913—100 years ago today. As an adult, she worked as a secretary on an army base and a seamstress at a department store. She also volunteered with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to fight for equal rights for blacks. At age 42, she stepped onto a bus—and quietly opened a new chapter in our nation’s history.

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