Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who strengthened the struggle for racial equality. Her story begins on December 1, 1955 when she refused to get up from a bus seat, to give it to a white man. For this boycott, Parks was arrested and bailed out by civil rights leader, E. D. Nixon. Her actions on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama inspired those leaders to start the Montgomery Bus Boycott. All of Parks’ actions pushed for better reform and civil rights.