Opening Act: Martin

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Jan. 16 2012 8:35 AM

Opening Act: Martin

Occupy protesters pose for a group photo holding a banner of Rosa Parks December 1, 2011 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial before the start of the 'Walkupy' march in Washington, DC. Fifty-Five years ago today, Parks refused to move from a 'Whites Only Section' of the bus on her way home from work. A handful of Occupiers saluted Parks before leaving Thursday on a 700 mile (1126.5 km), 45-day march from DC to Atlanta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO /Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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