Today in History: Famous Activist Birthdays

Feb 4, 1913 – Rosa Parks – “Mother of Civil Rights Movement;” her arrest after refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, leads to Dr. Martin Luther King’s bus boycott and eventual Supreme Court decision to integrate buses.

Feb 4, 1921 – Betty Friedan – Author, The Feminine Mystique (1963); Cofounder of National Organization for Women (NOW)

via National Women’s History Project


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