Rosa Louise Parks

By Carmella Spinks

About Rosa Parks

Born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama.

She died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan.

She was known for not giving up her seat on the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

She lived for 92 years.

Her achievements are:

  • Spingarn Medal - 1979
  • Golden Plate Awards - 1995
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom - 1996
  • Congressional Gold Medal - 1999
  • NAACP Image Award - 2000

More Information

Did you know that Rosa Parks was the mother of the freedom movement?

Be inspired she was not afraid of the men because she would not give up her seat.