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African American Women's History

Read about the history of African American women, including books, articles, media, primary and secondary sources.

Focus on Rosa Parks

"I had been pushed around all my life and felt at this moment that I couldn't take it anymore. When I asked the policeman why we had to be pushed around? He said he didn't know. 'The law is the law. you are under arrest.' I didn't resist."

~ From Accounts of her arrest and the subsequent boycottthe LOC Rosa Parks Papers 

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott: 60 Years Later (2:00)

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