Rosa Parks

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks

Profession: Civil Rights Activist

United States of America

Biography: Known as "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. Making her an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.

Born: February 4, 1913
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

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

Married Life

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

Historical Events

  • 1955-12-01 Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a 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 and other civil rights activists

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