ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in
Claudette Colvin: b. Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine
Rosa Parks Stamps: The U. Postal Service 2013 Rosa Parks (Forever®) stamp honors the life of this extraordinary American activist who became an iconic figure in the civil rights movement. Issue Date: February 2013
In Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.
Viola Davis Desmond was an Black Nova Scotian who was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. The gov't of Nova Scotia also apologized for convicting her for tax evasion, when, in fact, she was resisting a "whites only
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Brave women have fought for women's equality since Our right to vote wasn't even won until and there is so much more. The history of women's rights is long and rich with brave women and important gains.and we will continue to carry the torch.
#FeelGoodFriday On this day, we remember Rosa Parks, who in 1955 was arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger. #Marblelife #StoneRestoration #StoneCare