Rosa Parks

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks Full Name: Rosa Parks
Nationality: American

Profession: Civil Rights Activist
Why Famous: Called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her refusal to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.

Born: February 4, 1913
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, USA

Died: October 24, 2005 (aged 92)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Married Life

  • 1932-12-18 Civil rights activist Rosa Parks (19) weds Raymond Parks (29) in Montgomery, Alabama

Historical Events in the Life of Rosa Parks

  • 1955-12-01 Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1955-12-05 Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks

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