Rosa Parks 1913-2005

Rosa Parks 1913-2005 (HM1YTM)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 43.904', W 84° 33.137'

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Rosa Parks became an icon of the modern Civil Rights movement for refusing to give up her Montgomery, Alabama, bus seat to a white passenger in December 1955. That defiant act fueled the movement that ended legal segregation in America.Because her notoriety made her unemployable in the South. Parks moved to Detroit in 1957. Involved in social causes throughout her life, Parks received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Congressional Gold Medal. She was the first woman in American history to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol.
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Year Placed2006
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Date Added Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700380 N 4733930
Decimal Degrees42.73173333, -84.55228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 43.904', W 84° 33.137'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 43' 54.24" N, 84° 33' 8.22" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222 S Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, US
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