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14 inspirational photos of Rosa Parks, who would have been 103 today

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Today is Rosa Parks' birthday.

Parks fought against segregation and the Jim Crow Laws of the time, and became a symbol of the civil rights movement in the 1950s.

Parks was a seamstress by trade, but was also active in the civil rights efforts starting in the '40s.

She joined the NAACP in 1943 and served as branch secretary for over a decade.

During her role as an lifelong activist, she pushed for voter registration, supported black victims of violence, and fought for women's rights.

She also worked toward the desegregation of schools and city spaces.

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