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Rosa Parks Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. The city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses. Rosa Parks received many accolades during her lifetime, including the NAACP's highest award. QUOTES "I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." – Rosa Parks "People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired.…the only tired I was, was tired of giving in." – Rosa Parks "Each person must live their life as a model for others." – Rosa Parks "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free. .. so other people would be also free." – Rosa Parks "I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." – Rosa Parks
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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