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Rosa Parks, a seamstress from Montgomery, Alabama, who would not give up her bus seat to a white man in 1955, died Monday at the age of 92. Historians mark the date of her quiet-but-revolutionary act as the start of the modern civil rights movement in the United States.

There are those who try to denigrate Parks's legacy by claiming she and others "staged" her bus protest. But even if so, so what? Some wars are worth fighting by any means, and ending Jim Crow was one of them.

So long, Rosa, and - well fought.