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The 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks taking a stand... by sitting down

by Alex Cohen | Take Two®

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FILE - In this March 7, 1965 file photo, state troopers use clubs against participants of a civil rights voting march in Selma, Ala. At foreground right, John Lewis, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, is beaten by a state trooper. The day, which became known as "Bloody Sunday," is widely credited for galvanizing the nation's leaders and ultimately yielded passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (AP Photo/File) /AP

Today marks the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks's famous refusal to give up her seat on the bus to a white man.

While most are taught this story in school, many are not aware of the entire story of Rosa Parks and why she was such an important Civil Rights leader.

To fill in the incomplete details, Alex Cohen spoke with Jeanne Theoharis author of the book "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks."

To hear the complete interview, click on the blue player above.

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