Rosa Parks Day

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Don Cravens, [Rosa Parks riding on newly integrated bus following Supreme Court ruling ending successful 381-day boycott of segregated buses, Montgomery, Alabama], 1956 (1262.2005)

Rosa Parks Day is celebrated to honor the civil rights activist, who is known for refusing to give up her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. In some states the Day is observed on Ms. Parks’ birthday, February 4th. Other states honor her legacy on December 1st, the day she was arrested. Today would have been Rosa Parks’ 104th birthday.

This post is published to honor African American History Month.

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About claartjevandijk

Assistant Curator, Collections at the International Center of Photography, New York
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