Five Surprising Facts About Rosa Parks

1. She was among the small percentage of African Americans to earn her high school diploma.

2. She traveled through Alabama and interviewed victims of discrimination.

3. Parks wasn’t the first woman to refuse to give up her seat, a 15-year-old girl was.

4. Her arrest inspired the Montgomery bus boycott, which lasted 381 days.

5. She served on the board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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