Rosa Parks

why she deserves a national holiday

Reasons

  • Would be the first Women to receive a national holiday
  • Encouraged people to stand up for their freedom
  • 1st woman to be a civil rights leader
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“The world knows of Rosa Parks because of a single, simple act of dignity and courage that struck a lethal blow to the foundations of legal bigotry”

- Bill Clinton

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“All Americans are indebted to Rosa Parks for her fearless courage and determination that led to the Montgomery Bus boycotts and the nonviolent mass-action movement for racial justice that transformed America.”

- Marc Morial

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