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from The Huffington Post

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Rosa Parks, right, is kissed by Coretta Scott King, as she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-violent Peace Prize in Atlanta, Jan. 14, 1980. Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus nearly 25 years ago, is the first woman to win the award. (AP Photo)

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Alabama native and Civil Rights Activist, Johnnie Carr (1911-2008) was an active participant in the Montgomery bus boycott. She became active in numerous clubs and organizations, including the NAACP, where she worked closely with E. D. Nixon and childhood friend Rosa Parks. During the boycott Carr was part of the carpool, served on committees, and spoke at mass meetings.

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from The Huffington Post

10 Things You Didn't Know About Rosa Parks

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On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks sparked a movement that changed Montgomery forever Before Rosa Parks was “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement,” she was a 42-year-old Montgomery, Ala., resident who simply believed the color of[...]

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Rosa Parks lived in Abbeville, the oldest colonial settlement - her childhood home is still there - http://alabamapioneers.com/rosa-parks-lived-abbeville-oldest-colonial-settlement/

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from Washington Post

Trove of papers reveals a Rosa Parks who did much more than sit down

The civil rights icon who kept her seat on the bus was steeped in a struggle against injustice from childhood.

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