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Rosa Parks is being honored with a statue just feet from where she protested segregation on a city bus

Little Caesars founder Mike Ilitch quietly paid Rosa Parks' rent for years via @abc7chicago 

Rosa Parks is being honored with a statue just feet from where she protested segregation on a city bus

WATCH: Rosa Parks, In Her Own Words: A Short Documentary about this remarkable & iconic figure featuring Bryan Stevenson, Ken Burns, Jacqueline Woodson, Condoleezza Rice & Sharon Robinson, then visit the new exhibition based upon her personal papers.

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Little Caesars founder Mike Ilitch quietly paid Rosa Parks' rent for years via @abc7chicago 

A new book from the Library reveals Rosa Parks through her personal manuscripts, letters & photos. "Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words" is now available. #RosaParks  #Changemakers 

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"She was a radical. She maintained a calm demeanor," said the curator of a new exhibit on civil rights activist Rosa Parks. "But beneath the surface was always that militant spirit, and that buoyed her, and that guided her throughout her life."

From Rosa Parks to Malala, these are some of the most inspiring people who've ever lived.

Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum, a @FAMU_1887  history professor, served as the model for a Rosa Parks sculpture unveiled in Montgomery, Alabama.

Rosa Parks is best remembered as the African American woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. But a new exhibit of her personal effects show there was much more to her than that single act of defiance.

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Lonzo's new sleeve features: ➖ MLK ➖ Rosa ParksJackie RobinsonMalcolm X ➖ Harriet TubmanBarack Obama "The Marathon Continues" at the top of the arm 🏁 (via stevebutchertattoos/IG)

WATCH: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey helps unveil the memorial statue of Rosa Parks just 30 feet from where the civil rights hero is believed to have sparked the Montgomery#BusBoycott 

On this day 62 years ago, Rosa Parks took a stand and refused to give up her bus seat.

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In a single moment 58 years ago today, Rosa Parks helped change this country.

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62 years ago today, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to move to the back of the bus & a revolution was ignited. Someday we’ll make this a national holiday- a reminder to all that to be an American requires resistance to injustice & madness. In 2017, we all must be Rosa Parks.

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62 years ago today, Rosa Parks stood up for what is right, what is fair, and what is just, by sitting down on a Montgomery city bus and refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her actions took raw courage and helped ignite a movement. #goodtrouble 

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so today Trump followed Roseanne racism furor by pardoning guy who: --said of Obama "you can take the boy out of the ghetto" --ridiculed Michelle Obama as "affirmative action" Princeton student --said slavery wasn't racist, slaves were treated "pretty well" --mocked Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks once said, “I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.” It is clear she fulfilled that. On #RosaParksDay , let us honor her legacy by continuing to strive for justice and equality.

59 years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala. -

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