Learn More About Rosa Parks
Important facts about Rosa Parks
- Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913
- Her birth place was in Tuskegee, Alabama
Her great grandma was a slave
she rode buses to and from work
On December 1st, 1955, she was involved in a bus boycott.
African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement”.
In 1932, she married Raymond Parks, a barber from Montgomery.
Rosa Parks resided in Detroit until she died at the age of ninety-two on October 24, 2005.
Rosa Parks was A Hero
- Rosa Parks was involved in a bus boycott when she got told to stand in order for a white person to be able to sit. the other person she was sitting next to moved, but she scooted over. So, when there wasn't any more seats for white people, the bus driver came back and moved the sign that says, "colored" on it behind Rosa. She refused to move. So, she is standing up for what she believes in and that's why Rosa Parks is considered a hero.