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This is very important. It highlights the respectability politics that fueled a lot of the Civil Rights movement. It’s never to discredit Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King, but it is so important to understand that there were other people involved in this whole thing and also to understand why their names are rarely mentioned. There is a reason why the young, handsome, college-educated,  MLK was recruited to play the position of the leader just as there was a reason why Rosa Park’s was made the face of the bus boycotts.


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