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February's Heroes and Sheroes

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Rosa Parks Born: Rosa Louise McCauley · February 4, 1913 · Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S., Died: October 24, 2005 (aged 92) · Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has honored her as "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement.

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Born: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois · February 23, 1868 · Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S. Died: August 27, 1963 (aged 95) · Accra, Ghana. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, and Pan-Africanist civil rights activist. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After completing graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard University, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology, and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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