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Parks, Rosa

Syllabification: Parks, Rosa
Pronunciation: /pärks
 
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Definition of Parks, Rosa in English:

(1913–2005), US civil rights pioneer; full name Rosa Louise McCauley Parks. On December 1, 1955, she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama, an act that inspired the civil rights movement. After the ensuing boycott and NAACP protest, bus segregation was ruled unconstitutional. Congressional Gold Medal (1999).

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