Rosa Louise McCauley Parks

By : Selene Lawler

Basic facts

Birthday - February 4, 1913

Years lived - 92 years

Place of birth - Tuskegee,Alabama

Occupation - Civil Rights Activist

acheivements

-1 . Congressional gold medal (1999)

-2 . Springarn medal (1979)

-3 . golden plate award (1995)

-did you know ? Fun fact- Rosa Parks was not sitting in the whites-only section.

-characteristic trait - Rosa Parks was determined and brave for standing up for her rights.

how was Rosa inspiring ? Parks' single act of defiance launched the yearlong Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott, which was led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was little known at the time. And it inspired a generation of prominent African Americans in fields ranging from constitutional law to cartooning.