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On this day in history, an ordinary woman made a courageous decision that had extraordinary results.

60 years ago, on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was on her way home from work as a department store seamstress.

Her refusal, along with that of three other black passengers commanded to relinquish their seats for a white man, marked a turning point in history.

Raised on her grandparents’ farm in Alabama, the woman who had to walk to school because of discrimination on buses, sparked a bus boycott.

Her activeness in the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP as a secretary to the president and youth leader, ignited a fire in her that soon, the whole world would see burning.

“Each person must live their life as a model for others,” said Parks—something she truly did while living on earth.

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