Photos: Rosa Parks, civil rights icon, gets her place in Alabama history

Photos: Rosa Parks, civil rights icon, gets her place in Alabama history

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The unveiling of a memorial statue in downtown Montgomery, Ala., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, took place 64 years after Parks' arrest to not giving up her seat on a city bus.

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I believe I was in college when I first learned of Rosa Parks. The story, as I recall, was that on Dec. 1, 1955, a meek middle-aged woman was just too tired after a day of work to relinquish her seat on a city bus to a white man. This was the Jim Crow South in what had been the first capital of the Confederacy: Montgomery, Ala. The only part of that narrative that is actually true is that she ...

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