Rosa McCauley Parks (1913–2005) was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement". She is famous for her refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man. She was arrested & tried on charges of disorderly conduct & violating a local ordinance. Found guilty, she appealed & formally challenged the legality of racial segregation. After the boycott, she became an icon & spokesperson of the civil rights movement.

Rosa McCauley Parks (1913–2005) was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement". She is famous for her refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man. She was arrested & tried on charges of disorderly conduct & violating a local ordinance. Found guilty, she appealed & formally challenged the legality of racial segregation. After the boycott, she became an icon & spokesperson of the civil rights movement.

I really like this picture. It looks like they just finished singing a really hearty song.

I really like this picture. It looks like they just finished singing a really hearty song.

Protest: Martin Luther King during his march from Selma, Alabam, to Montgomery in 1965 as part of the American civil rights movement

A cool customer! The stunning collection of never published pictures from legendary American photographer Steve Schapiro

Protest: Martin Luther King during his march from Selma, Alabam, to Montgomery in 1965 as part of the American civil rights movement

Martin Luther King King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality for African-Americans, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Date: 1960.

100+ Portraits of Iconic People of All Time

Martin Luther King King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality for African-Americans, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Date: 1960.

African-American soldier with a German child on his knee, Munich, 1945, (b/w photo)

African-American soldier with a German child on his knee, Munich, 1945, (b/w photo)

little rock nine | Daisy Bates and The Little Rock Nine

Daisy Bates and The Little Rock Nine

Black Heroes: Women of the Sky  Bessie Coleman, Janet Bragg, and Willa Brown were pioneers in women's avionics.

Black Heroes: Women Aviators

Black Heroes: Women of the Sky Bessie Coleman, Janet Bragg, and Willa Brown were pioneers in women's avionics.

RIP Nelson Mandela, pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

Nelson Mandela dead: A symbol of resistance

RIP Nelson Mandela, pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI

Campaign launched for Britain's first black army officer to be honoured with Military Cross for bravery during the First World War

Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana. McAfee was born in Ore City, Texas in Upshur County, as one of nine children. His parents grew up on a farm and his dad was a CME minister.

Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana. McAfee was born in Ore City, Texas in Upshur County, as one of nine children. His parents grew up on a farm and his dad was a CME minister.

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