Medals of Honor

This page honors those who have gone beyond the call of duty!

Rosa Parks
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama in the U.S. on February 4, 1913. She was most famous for an act of defiance against the seperatism in the US. On December the 1st in 1955 she refused to give up her seat to a white person on a bus. 

While she was the fourth person to make this particular stand in this way, it was Rosa's case that sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and gave real power to the fight for African American civil rights. Rosa was very active at the time in the
NAACP - the  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and worked closely with Martin Luther King.

Harriet Tubman
Harriet was born into slavery in Maryland in around 1820. 
The became the best-known conductor on the Underground Railroad, an escape route for slaves. Together with her friends, Harriet led 
more than 300 other slaves to freedom. During the civil war she worked as a spy and a nurse. Afterwards she worked alongside many abolitionists, speaking against slavery and for women's rights.

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