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ROSA PARKS DAY

Rosa Parks

      Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has called her “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”.[1] On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks rejected bus driver James F. Blake‘s order to vacate…

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Moment in History: Phillip B. Downing (video)

    Before the year 1891, it would have been extremely difficult to mail a letter, because it would have required a long trip to your local post office. That was until an inventor, Philip B. Downing (1857-1934) invented the street letter box, which was basically a metal box with four feet that allowed people to conveniently drop off their…

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