Video in the News: Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Icon
October 31, 2005Rosa Parks, the soft-spoken icon of the
U.S. civil rights movement, died last week at her home in Detroit,
Michigan, at age 92. In 1955 the African-American seamstress refused
to surrender her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama,
spurring civil rights supporters to boycott city buses.
Watch the following National Geographic-AOL video tribute to Parks's enduring civil rights legacy.
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