60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ arrest

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MONTGOMERY, AL -- Sixty years ago today, a 42-year-old woman in Alabama took a stand by sitting down. On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested when she refused to give up her seat for a white man.

Less than a week after that encounter, a little-known pastor named Martin Luther King, Jr. led a citywide bus boycott, the civil rights movement started to take off, and ultimately the Supreme Court banned segregation.

Parks died in 2005, weeks before the 50th anniversary of her arrest.