|On December 1, 1955, seamstess Rosa Parks took a stand by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. Her defiance against an unjust system triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped spark the civil rights movement in the 1960's. Her bold act and its historic consequences are documented in Rosa Parks, Updated Edition, which includes fresh, up-to-date information on the life and legacy of a woman known as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."|
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Profiles the civil right leader famous for her refusal to give up a seat on the bus, which led to her arrest and the eventual overturning of the "Jim Crow" laws in the South by order of the Supreme Court.