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  • Rosa Parks' Mug Shot, 1955
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  • Mrs Rosa Parks being fingerprinted after her refusal to move to the back of a bus to accommodate a white passenger touched off the bus boycott, Montgomery, Alabama, 1956.
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  • Fingerprint Card of Rosa Parks Civil Case 1147 Browder, et al v. Gayle, et. al: U.S. District Court for Middle District of Alabama, Northern (Montgomery) Division Record Group 21: Records of the District Court of the United States National Archives and Records Administration-Southeast Region, East Point, GA. 1955.
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  • Rosa Parks is escorted by E.D. Nixon, former president of the Alabama NAACP, on arrival at the courthouse in Montgomery, March 19, 1956, for the trial in the racial bus boycott. Mrs. Parks was fined $14 on Dec. 5 for failing to give up her seat for a white passenger on a city bus. The bus boycott started on the day she was fined. There were 91 other defendants.
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  • Rosa Parks seated toward the front of the bus, Montgomery, Alabama, 1956.
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  • 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, New York on Jan. 22, 1988.
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  • Rev. Martin Luther King, director of segregated bus boycott, brimming w. enthusiasm as he outlines boycott strategies to his advisors & organizers incl. (seated L-R) Rev. Ralph Abernathy & Rosa Parks who was the catalyst for the protest of bus riders.
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  • Rosa Parks, who sparked the civil rights movement nearly 30 years ago by refusing to give up a bus seat in Montgomery, Ala., joins in a march at the South African Embassy in Washington, Dec. 10, 1984, protesting that country's racial policies. Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Tex., marches behind her.
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  • Rosa Parks speaking at the conclusion of 1965 Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March with Rev. Ralph Abernathy, March 25, 1965, in Montgomery,Ala.
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  • The Henry Ford Museum commemorates the 46th anniversary of U.S. civil rights legend Rosa Parks' arrest aboard a Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 1955 by unveiling the bus she was arrested on in a ceremony in Dearborn, Mich., Dec. 1, 2001.
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  • Civil rights leader Rosa Parks waits to receive the Congressional Gold Medal in Statuary Hall in the Capitol Building, Washington, DC, June 14, 1999.
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  • Rosa Parks displays her Congressional Gold Medal of Honor with US Vice President Al Gore prior to a benefit tribute concert in honor of Mrs. Parks, Nov. 28, 1999, in Detroit.
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  • Rosa Parks and Hillary Clinton at the White House in Washington D.C.
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  • President Barack Obama applauds after unveiling a statue of Rosa Parks during an unveiling in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill Feb. 27, 2013, in Washington.
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  • Rosa Parks smiles during a ceremony where she received the Congressional Medal of Freedom in Detroit, Mich., Nov. 28, 1999.
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