Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Viv Sanders puts an inspiring figure, and an important event, into historical perspective.

The death in 2005 of 92-year-old Rosa Parks reminded people throughout the world of the great civil rights movement of mid-20th-century America. In the years after her refusal to give up her seat for a white man triggered off the Montgomery Bus Boycott, she became an icon. In that process, however, some essential truths about the significance of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott were lost.

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