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Celebrate the life and legacy of Rosa Parks with this special collection from PBS. While Parks may not be the first African American to challenge the status quo of segregation laws in the south, her quiet yet courageous act of protest in 1955 earned her the nickname "Mother of the Freedom Movement." This collection features web-exclusive features from trusted public media partners that will connect you directly to a partner website or allow you to watch a preview below. Get started now. Be inspired by the legacy of Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks: A Biography

Rosa Parks: A Biography

She is nicknamed "Mother of the Freedom Movement." Photo courtesy The Henry Ford.

"I won't be pushed around."

"I won't be pushed around."

December 1: Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white passenger.

What might they reveal about this civil rights trailblazer? From Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.
Rules for Riding Desegregated Buses

Rules for Riding Desegregated Buses

A pamphlet from Dec. 19, 1956, outlining the rules of riding desegregated buses.

Learning Media: An Interview with Rosa Parks

Learning Media: An Interview with Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks describes her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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Rosa Parks’ 100th Birthday Celebration

Rosa Parks’ 100th Birthday Celebration

Detroit Public Television and The Henry Ford in Deaborn - home of the Rosa Parks Bus - marked this special occasion with a full day of performances and events below. Continue the celebrations online.

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