National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet Rosa Parks
National Archives Museum
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Young learners can meet Rosa Parks (portrayed by Marti Gobel). It's December 2, 1955—just a day after her arrest for her courageous actions on a public bus in Montgomery, AL. Her actions sparked a movement permanently changing the tapestry of United States history. Parks will talk about her life growing up in Tuskegee, AL, what led her to take a stand on that day in December, the friends and fellow civil rights activists who helped her get released from jail, and how that single day led to a rich career dedicated to elevating the lives of Blacks in America and earned her the name “the first lady of civil rights.”
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