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Parks, Rosa

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A Montgomery Sheriff's Department booking photo of Mrs. Parks. She was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man.








Rosa Parks riding a Montgomery, Ala., bus in December 1956, after the Supreme Court outlawed segregation on buses.



Rosa Louise McCauley

Date of Birth
February 4, 1913

Date of Death
October 24, 2005

Place of Birth
Tuskegee, Alabama

Birth Family
James McCauley and Leona Edwards

Raymond Parks

no children

Montgomery Industrial School for Girls, al-African Amerian Booker T. Washington High School and attended Alabama state College for a short time

Seamstress, Civil Rights Activist, Writer

Reason for Fame
Most historians date the beginning of the civil rights movement in the United States to December 1, 1955. On that day, Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. She was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere. Rosa Parks is called the Mother of the modern-day CCivil Rights Movement

Additional Information
Rosa Parks received many awards and honors which included the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal. She was awarded two dozen honorary doctorates from universities world wide.

 Fast Facts Resources
Rosa Parks Biography
Rosa and Raymond Parks