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Parks famously sparked the 1955-56 Montgomery Bus Boycott with her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a public bus. After her death, Parks was the first woman to lay in state at the U.S. Capitol, an honor usually reserved for presidents.

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    On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announces his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. When Sotomayor was sworn in on August 8, she became the first Hispanic justice to serve on the Supreme Court.

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