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ROSA LOUISE MCCAULEY PARKS Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was arrested December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give her seat to a white male passenger on a segregated bus upon the demands of the bus driver. Four days later, December 5, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began and lasted 381 days. Mrs. Parks' courage catapulted her into world history where she is affectionately referenced as the "Mother of the Modem Day Civil Rights Movement." The boycott also brought world prominence to a young Baptist minister, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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