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  • Rosa Parks Through the Years

    Rosa Parks is fingerprinted by police Lt. D.H. Lackey in Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 22, 1956, two months after refusing to give up her seat on a bus for a white passenger on Dec. 1, 1955. She was arrested with several others who violated segregation laws.
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  • Rosa Parks Through the Years

    Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, civil rights activist. Booking photo taken at the time of her arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala.,, bus to a white passenger on Dec. 1, 1955.
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  • Rosa Parks Through the Years

    Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks receives a round of applause from fellow civil rights leaders and supporters as she walks across the stage at a gathering in front of Montgomery's State Capital, at the end of the Selma to Montgomery march, late March 1965. Ralph Bunche is visible immediately to Rosa Park's left.
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  • Rosa Parks Through the Years

    Civil rights leader Rosa Parks smiles while people gathered around her applaud at a ceremony held in her honor at the House of the Lord Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 22, 1988.
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  • Rosa Parks Through the Years

    Rosa Parks and Hillary Clinton at the White House in Washington in 1990.
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    Eighty-five-year-old civil rights activist Rosa Parks, right, presents a copy of her book "Quiet Strength" to Pope John Paul II after a prayer service in the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis, Jan. 27, 1999.
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    Rosa Parks, left, and Cecilia Marshall, widow of Thurgood Marshall, at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington, Feb. 3, 1999.
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    Civil rights icon Rosa Parks waves to the audience before receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor at a ceremony, Nov. 28, 1999, in Detroit. Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., in December of 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest honor that the U.S. government con bestow to an individual.
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