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8 Biggest Lies Taught in School About History

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1. Rosa Parks was not sitting in the white-only section

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an American activist in the Civil Rights movement who was best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott (she refused to move to the back of the bus for being an African American woman).

History.com confirms that back on that late December day in 1955 Montgomery, Ms. Parks was actually sitting in the first row of the middle section for African Americans—the “colored” section. However, when more passengers boarded, the bus became full inside and a white man was left standing.

When the driver noticed this situation, he demanded Parks and three other African American passengers to move further back so this man could take their seats. As the story goes, Rosa wouldn’t stand for it.

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