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Montgomery Bus Boycott: 60 Years Later

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United States

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To mark the 60th anniversary of the black bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, we look back at the movement started by Rosa Parks.

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English


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Rosa Parks' Story Offers a History Lesson for Police

12/1/2015
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Sixty years ago Tuesday, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Recruits in Montgomery, Ala., are learning about Parks in a course aimed at eliminating bias in policing. (Morning Edition, NPR, 11/30/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

12/1/2015
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Anyone who has ever studied the civil rights movement in the United States can surely tell one story about Rosa Parks: She refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus one day. But the elementary-school version of that story is (of course) enormously oversimplified, and it glosses over Rosa Parks’ lifelong work as an activist for equal rights.

Duration: 00:19:00