Civil legal rights activist who became referred to as “The 1st woman of civil legal rights” following she was arrested for refusing to stop her seat on the bus in 1955. This take action instigated the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped end racial segregation on general public transit in the united states. Her college, the Montgomery Industrial College, was burnt down double by racist arsonists. You will find two Rosa Parks times in her honor: Her birthday, Feb 4th, and your day of her arrest, Dec 1st. She wedded barber Raymond Parks, an associate from the NAACP, in 1932. She caused Martin Luther Ruler Jr., who led the Civil Privileges movement.
Full Name Rosa Parks
Date Of Birth February 4, 1913
Died October 24, 2005, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Place Of Birth Tuskegee, AL
Height 1.6 m
Profession Civil Rights Leader
Education Highlander Folk School, Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes
The African-American boycott of Montgomery buses that followed Parks' arrest lasted for more than a year, forcing company officials to rescind their separatist seating policies. Parks' fine for not surrendering her bus seat to a white man: $14.00.
After nationwide services and celebrations of Rosa Parks' life, she was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.
Has an elementary school named after her in Lancaster, Texas; Rosa Parks Millbrook Elementary School.
Is the first woman and the second African-American to lie in repose at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C.
Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, America's highest honor, in 1999.
Is a honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Has an elementary school named after her in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Sandra Graham and Rosa Parks Alternative Public School.
Inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 1983 and the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1993.
Arrested on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to yield her seat on a city bus to a white male. This action led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott that desegregated Montgomery buses.
Touched by an Angel
TV Series documentary
Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story
1993 Essence Awards
Herself - Honoree
A Place of Rage
21st NAACP Image Awards
19th Annual NAACP Image Awards
Herself - Presenter
To Tell the Truth
Herself - Contestant (1980)
Barack Obama: A Change Has Come
Numbers from a Montgomery Jail
Michael Jackson: Number Ones
Herself (segment "Man in the Mirror")
Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks
The Rosa Parks Story
We Shall Not Be Moved
TV Movie documentary
The Speeches of Malcolm X
Herself - Leads March Into Montgomery Beside Abernathy
Eyes on the Prize
TV Series documentary
In Remembrance of Martin
Herself (rides bus) (uncredited)
Award shared with
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Touched by an Angel (1994)
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Each person must live their life as a model for others.
I understand I am a symbol, but I have never gotten used to being a public person.
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