Rosa Parks (9/12)

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In 1955 Rosa Parks helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. The day Rosa Parks was tried and convicted of violating the segregation laws, the leaders of the local black community organised a bus boycott, which lasted more than a year. During the boycott, the U.S. Supreme court ruled that the bus segregation was unconstitutional. Consequently, Rosa Parks has become recognised as a symbol of dignity and strength to end racial segregation.

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