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We are not a problem people; we are a people with problems. We have historic strengths; we have survived because of family.
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement." Famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to relinquish her seat to a white passenger, which triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, she initiated one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation in history. It lasted 381 days and forced a U.S. Supreme Court case that eventually outlawed segregation in public transportation. She became the first woman to lie in honor in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol.