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Rosa Parks

Civil Rights Leader

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to give up her seat in the colored section of a bus to a white passenger after the white section was filled. Her courageous defiance became the symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement. It also earned her the titles of “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement” from the United States Congress.

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Jeannette Rankin

First woman member of Congress

Jeannette wanted to change the world. It wasn’t an easy task, but she didn’t waver under the pressure. Instead, her determination, drive and passion led to the 19th Amendment of giving women the right to vote.

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Helen Keller

Author, political activist, and lecturer

Helen was only 18 months old when she was struck blind and deaf by an illness. But that didn’t hold her back. Despite the struggles she faced, Helen became a renowned activist and accomplished great things.

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