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Sheet music for 'We Shall Overcome'
"We Shall Overcome" became the anthem of the civil rights movement of the 1960s

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Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience
December 1, 1955

Rosa McCauley was born in 1913 in Alabama. At age 20, she married Raymond Parks, who encouraged her to earn her high school diploma. The couple was active in the Montgomery Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). While working as a tailor's assistant, Mrs. Parks served as chapter secretary. Later, she advised the NAACP Youth Council. Denied the right to vote on at least two occasions because of her race, Rosa Parks also worked with the Voters League to prepare blacks to register to vote.
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