Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rosa Parks Google Logo Celebrates The Birth Of The U.S.

The 55th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus in Alabama.

Google celebrates this day in history with a new doodle of a school bus with four children, replacing the "ogl" in the word Google. On December 1, 1955, during a time of racial segregation, Parks sat at the front of the black section of the bus, when all the seats in the front were taken the bus driver asked Parks to give up her seat so a white passenger could sit down.

Later, Parks moved from Alabama to Detroit and began working for Congressman John Conyers. On Wednesday, the Google homepage featured a special "doodle" celebrating the courage of Rosa Parks, a woman whose refusal to yield to institutionalized racism inspired a social movement that forever changed the United States.

In 1955, Rosa Parks lived in Alabama, where black citizens were subjugated by the oppressive Jim Crow laws that enforced racial segregation and designated "separate but equal" facilities for blacks and whites.


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