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Standing Up for Freedom: Rosa Parks

13 minutes 9 seconds

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In December of 1955, Rosa Parks made history when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. Her act of defiance was the catalyst for the Montgomery bus boycott and was the beginning of the civil rights movement. Part of the "Standing Up for Freedom" series.

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Black and white medium shot of civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, in middle age. She stands before a backdrop with historic photographs of civil rights activists. Text on image reads, "This is her story."
Standing Up for Freedom
Episode 1
13 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Closeup of the front of the Supreme Court building. Statues and stairs lead to the west entry door of the building. A series of columns support the building's pediment. Text on image reads, "Thanks to the Civil Rights Act."
Standing Up for Freedom
Episode 2
17 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8