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Docs: Rosa Parks - Quiet Revolutionary 23 Feb 2013

February 23rd, 2013

Episode 356 of 1340 episodes

February marks the centenary of the birth of Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, is celebrated as the birth of the civil rights movement in the USA. Max Easterman offers a unique portrait of the woman who inspired Martin Luther King and civil rights activism across the world.