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1955-1969: We demand liberty and justice for all

December 5, 1955
A single citizen can change constitutional history

Rosa Parks sits in the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama

In 1955, Rosa Parks did just that. Defying racist Jim Crow laws, she refused to give up her seat to a white bus rider, spurring a civil rights movement that is growing stronger.

Read about it in the New York times

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