Rosa Parks, Activist (1913-2005)  She began the  activist movement of the CIVIL RIGHTS in the USA

Rosa Parks, Activist (1913-2005) She began the activist movement of the CIVIL RIGHTS in the USA

The Rosa Parks' 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp that was unveiled earlier in the day at the museum, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. (Courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service)

The Rosa Parks' 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp that was unveiled earlier in the day at the museum, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. (Courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service)

Rosa Parks | She was a secretary for the NAACP, who refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person, and she became an inspiration to...

Rosa Parks | She was a secretary for the NAACP, who refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person, and she became an inspiration to...

On December 1, 1955 Rosa parks initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality

On December 1, 1955 Rosa parks initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality

J.R.Martinez  War hero, survivor.  Words cannot express my level of respect for this hero . What an incredible display of courage, faith, strength and attitude

J.R.Martinez War hero, survivor. Words cannot express my level of respect for this hero . What an incredible display of courage, faith, strength and attitude

Rosa Parks  What a brave and amazing woman.  This would have been hard for a black man to accomplish.  A tiny black woman?  Amazing.  Bravo.

Rosa Parks What a brave and amazing woman. This would have been hard for a black man to accomplish. A tiny black woman? Amazing. Bravo.

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)"The only tired I was, was tired of giving in," Rosa Parks would go on to say about her decision not to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., bus on Dec. 1, 1955. This wasn't the first time the seamstress had chosen not to give in. Parks had been an active member of the local NAACP chapter since 1943 and had marched on behalf of the Scottsboro boys, who were arrested in Alabama in 1931 for raping two white women. But it was her simple act of refusal, a…

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Rosa Parks (1913-2005)"The only tired I was, was tired of giving in," Rosa Parks would go on to say about her decision not to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., bus on Dec. 1, 1955. This wasn't the first time the seamstress had chosen not to give in. Parks had been an active member of the local NAACP chapter since 1943 and had marched on behalf of the Scottsboro boys, who were arrested in Alabama in 1931 for raping two white women. But it was her simple act of refusal, a…

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