Rosa Parks, born February 4, 1913, was a seamstress. She was also the secretary for the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP. Twelve years before her history-making arrest, Ms. Parks was stopped from boarding a city bus by driver James F. Blake, who ordered her to board at the back door and then drove off without her.
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