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Women's History Month

Teacher: Sister Maggie Hill
On March 2, 1955, at 15 years old, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama
Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement"
Her 1946 case was taken to the U.S. Supreme Court and resulted in a landmark ruling, in which the Court ruled 6-1 that Virginia's state law enforcing segregation on interstate buses was illegal
The act of depriving a person of their liberty usually in relation to the purported investigation or prevention of crime
She became noted as a civil rights figure after insisting on her right to ride on an available New York City streetcar in 1854. Her case was decided in her favor in 1855, and it led to the eventual desegregation of all New York City transit systems by 1865
No longer alive
A person that precedes the coming of someone or something else
On December 17, 1956, the Supreme Court upheld her case ruling, issuing a court order to the state of Alabama to desegregate its buses. The Montgomery bus boycott ended later that month on December 21, after 381 days.