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Rosa Parks graces Apple home page

Jan Kabili

Once again we're reminded that Apple is a company with a conscience. Apple's home page bears this historic photo of Rosa Parks, icon of the civil rights movement, who passed away yesterday at age 92.  Parks' refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus back in 1955 was a grass-roots event that sparked the civil rights movement. Parks was arrested and fined for violating segregation laws. In response, blacks boycotted Montgomery city buses for over a year, and the Supreme Court ultimately outlawed segregation on buses. The photo on the Apple home page shows Parks riding a Montgomery bus in 1956 after the Supreme Court ruling.


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