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December 01
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff: Self-Portrait with Monocle

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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

German artist

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Rosa Parks sitting on a bus

FEATURED EVENT

1955

Rosa Parks's refusal to relinquish her bus seat

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