#Hashtag: Rosa Parks leaves lasting impact on society

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Today marks 60 years since Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala. bus, an act for which she was arrested and later made American history.

According to Fox 31, the actions Parks took 60 years ago fueled the Civil Rights Movement of the time by igniting a year-long bus boycott. Participants in the boycott included major Civil Rights activists like Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy. The boycott influenced a Supreme Court ruling stating that bus segregation in Alabama was unconstitutional

Today, Rosa Parks is celebrated for her contribution to the civil rights movement and for her iconic unspoken statement on society.

Twitter users acknowledged Parks’ efforts, causing her name to trend all day.

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