Rosa Parks

Part of the Civil Rights Act

Rosa Parks: The Civil Rights Activist

  • She refused to give up a seat on a bus
  • Date of Event: December 1, 1955
  • February 4, 1913-October 24, 2005

  • She helped African-American people end segregation of public facilities
  • She was noticed as "The First Lady of Civil Rights" and "The Mother of the Freedom Movement"

  • She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Bill Clinton in 1996


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