Alabama Freedom March, Rosa Parks, 1965
© Stephen Somerstein

Alabama Freedom March, Rosa Parks, 1965

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By Stephen Somerstein
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Rosa Parks's refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus on December 1, 1955 changed America and redirected the course of history.

Here she is seen giving a speech in Selma, Alabama, circa 1965, at the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement. Baptist Minister Ralph Abernathy is next to her. 

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Alabama Freedom March, Rosa Parks, 1965
Alabama Freedom March, Rosa Parks, 1965