Rosa Parks

Civil Rights Leader

By: Lauren Palmer

The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

  • Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama.
  • Rosa Parks's childhood brought her early experiences with racial discrimination which made her pursue racial equality.
  • In 1932, Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber and a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was riding the bus home from work. The bus began to get full and the bus driver asked her to give up her seat. She believed she deserved to sit down, but the bus driver thought otherwise concluding in her arrest.


"I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people. "

Rosa Parks - Mini Bio