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The Women Behind the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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In this May 28, 1957, photo, Rev. Robert S. Graetz, center, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, left, talk outside the witness room during a bombing trial in Montgomery, Ala. Graetz, the only white minister to support the Montgomery Bus Boycott, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He was 92. AP hide caption

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Robert Graetz, Only White Pastor To Back Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dies At 92

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"Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words" opened on Dec. 5 in Washington, D.C. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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'Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words' Reveals The Real Person Behind The Icon

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Georgia Gilmore adjusts her hat for photographers in 1956 during the bus boycott trial of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Ala. She testified: "When you pay your fare and they count the money, they don't know the Negro money from white money." AP hide caption

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Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement

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Rosa Parks joins in a march at the South African Embassy in Washington, Dec. 10, 1984, protesting that country's racial policies. She's famous for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1955, sparking the Montgomery boycotts — but her activism spanned her entire life. AP hide caption

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No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

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This undated photo shows Rosa Parks riding on the Montgomery Area Transit System bus. Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus on Dec. 1, 1955, and ignited the boycott that led to the end of legal segregation in public transportation. AP hide caption

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60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?

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Riders stand in a crowded bus in Montgomery, Ala. Sixty years after the historic Montgomery bus boycott, many of the city's residents say the system doesn't work for them. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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60 Years After The Boycott, Progress Stalls For Montgomery Buses

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