Who was Rosa Parks, and what was her role in the challenge of Jim Crow laws?

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Apr 9, 2018

A black woman who was a focal point for the beginning of the civil rights movement in America.


In 1955 in Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus in the coloured section to a white passenger, as the white section was full. She became a symbol f the civil rights movement which campaigned to end the segregation violence and brutality in the the South, as represented by the Jim Crow laws, the KKK, Citizens' Councils and other white supremacist organisations.