Rosa Parks

This an 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 a federal court ruling against segregation in public transportation. In 1955, Montgomery’s racially segregated buses carried 30,000 to 40,000 blacks each day. At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime’s worth of Parks’ belongings _ among them her Presidential Medal of Freedom _ sits in a New York warehouse, unseen and unsold. (AP Photo/Daily Advertiser)

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