Today, Google Doodle celebrates the life of Rosa Parks and the 1955 Act of Civil Disobedience anniversary. I have to say, I’m impressed with Google for this Doodle and I’m surprised how much I pay attention to the Google Doodle in the first place!

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Today, December 1, 2010, Google Doodle celebrates the life of Rosa Parks and the 1955 ‘act of civil disobedience’ anniversary that lead to a long boycott but eventually ended to the 1964 Civil Rights Act in US, as shown in the Google homepage.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a black woman, and was then 42 years old, rode a bus with # 2857 in Montgomery, Alabama, and sat in front, but was arrested because she refused to give her seat to a white male passenger.

Parks was later convicted for disorderly conduct, but her action led to a huge bus liner boycott on December 5, 1995 and was successful, and she was considered as the icon of the ‘Civil Rights Movement’.

As shown below, the letters second ‘o’ and ‘g’, and ‘l’ of the Google logo were replaced by mixture of black and white passengers while the # 2857 was printed on the bus to help Google users in remembering that historical event.

In 1996, Rosa Parks received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and died peacefully in Michigan in 2005.