Parks (pärks), Rosa 1913-2005.
American civil rights leader. Her refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 resulted in a citywide bus boycott that helped launch the national civil rights movement.
(click for a larger image)Rosa Parks
photographed in 1998
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