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Rosa Parks & the Civil Rights Movement


When Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat for a white man on December 1, 1955, she sparked one of the most important events in the Civil Rights Movement. Her brave act of civil disobedience ignited the year-long Montgomery Bus Boycott, a lawsuit that made its way to the Supreme Court, and the eventual desegregation of Montgomery and Alabama’s buses. Discover editorial stock footage of this historic protest, the Civil Rights Movement, and the fight for equality that continues today for your next documentary or nonfiction project.