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02/04/2015 08:56 am ET Updated Apr 06, 2015

6 Things You Didn't Know About Rosa Parks (NEW BOOK)

February 4 is the birth date of Rosa Parks, the quiet, courageous black woman who, 60 years ago in 1955, refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white passenger. You probably know she became an American civil rights icon from that day forward. Though she passed away in 2005, Rosa Parks' niece Sheila McCauley Keys and writer Eddie B. Allen Jr., co-authors of the new book Our Auntie Rosa, tell us a few things you definitely never learned about the great Rosa Parks in school.

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6 Things You Didn't Know About Rosa Parks