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Rosa Parks - Civil Rights Leader

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This photo depicts Rosa Parks, being fingerprinted following her arrest on December 1, 1955.  Mrs. Parks, a passenger on a Montgomery bus, had refused to give-up her seat to a white man.  Laws in effect, at the time, required her to do so.

Mrs. Parks asked the arresting officer:

Why do you push us around?

He responded:

I don't know but the law is the law and you're under arrest.


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Photo online, courtesy U.S. Library of Congress.

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