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PHOTOS: The life and legacy of Rosa Parks

12:10 PM, Feb 4, 2013   |    comments
  • Aja Robertson, 7, looks out the window of the Rosa Parks bus exhibit at the National Civil Rights Museum January 19, 2004 in Memphis, Tennessee. The museum's attendance swelled to about 9,500 visitors on Martin Luther King Day. (Photo by Mike Brown/Getty Images)
  • The front seat on a Montgomery Area Transit System bus is covered with a black sheet in honor of civil rights icon Rosa Parks October 28, 2005 in Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks, who died October 24, 2005 at the age of 92, changed history on December 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger. Her arrest triggered a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • James Pace of Detroit, Michigan takes a picture of the bus that was made famous by civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History where Mrs. Parks will lie in repose until her funeral on Wednesday morning November 1, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, an incident which sparked the civil rights movement. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
  • Rosa Parks attends the commemoration of the 46th anniversary of her arrest aboard a Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 1955 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, 01 December 2001. The Henry Ford Museum recently acquired the bus. Parks was arrested on 01 December 1955 after she refused to give up her seat to a white person. (Photo: JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Books about civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks sit on display October 25, 2005 at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Rosa Parks died in her apartment in Detroit on October 24 at the age of 92. December 1 will be the 50th anniversary of the day that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
  • Wakina Murphy arranges flowers on a bust of civil rights icon Rosa Parks at the Rosa Parks Museum October 28, 2005 in Montgomery, Alabama.. Rosa Parks, who died Monday at the age of 92, changed history on December 1, 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger. Her arrest for this triggered a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • A group of mourners hold a tribute to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks while waiting to catch a glimpse of the horse-drawn casson that carried her body November 2, 2005 at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan. Rosa Parks, who died October 24 at the age of 92, will always be remembered as the woman who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, an incident that sparked the civil rights movement. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
  • Rosa Parks with former president Bill Clinton. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) applauds during the unvieling of the Rosa Parks commemorative stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service February 4, 2013 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. The stamp went on sale February 4, 2013, what would have been Rosa Park's 100th birthday. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
  • A visitors holds a photo of the late Rosa Parks at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History October 31, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, an incident which sparked the civil rights movement. (Photo by Hugh Grannum-Pool/Getty Images)
  • mourner holds a memorial card of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks after paying her respects at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, where Mrs. Parks will lie in repose until her funeral on Wednesday morning November 1, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, an incident which sparked the civil rights movement. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
    
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Pictures remembering the life and impact of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks on what would have been her 100th birthday.

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