Top Ten facts

Rosa Parks

10. Not the first to be arrested

Rosa Parks wasn't the first African-American woman to be arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus.

9. Civil disobedience not planned

Her act of civil disobedience was not pre-meditated.

8. Sat in non-white section

Parks wasn't sitting in a whites only section.

7. Gave up seat for another reason

Rosa didn't refused to give up her seat because her feet were hurting.

6. Forced to Move

She was forced to move from Montgomery soon after the boycott.

5. First to rest in peace at U.S. Capitol

Parks was the first woman to be buried at the U.S. Capitol reserved for military leaders.

4. Born of various backgrounds

Rosa is of Irish, Cherokee-creek, and African-America descent.

3. Part of ACP program

She worked at Advancement of Colored People programs.

2. Granted Medal of Honor from Bill Clinton

She received a 250th Congressional Gold Medal of Honor from Bill Clinton.

1. Monument built of Rosa Parks in D.C.

On the first anniversary of Rosa’s death, a statue was built in her honor and placed at the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.