Today's Birthday: Rosa Parks - Civil Rights Leader

Today's Birthday: Rosa Parks - Civil Rights Leader

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. The city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses. 

Langston Hughes' 113th Birthday - Celebrate his words!

Langston Hughes' 113th Birthday - Celebrate his words!

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Langston Hughes’ 113th birthday and his poem I Dream a World. It also marks the beginning of Black History Month 2015. We've listed some of his poems here.