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