She battled for equality. A large number of African-American leaders decided to get together and boycott city buses. This meant they would not ride the buses, but instead travel in different ways. When Rosa was released from custody, she still attended civil rights meetings even after receiving threats (Biography…”). She became a symbol to fight for people’s rights no matter their color or race. After 381 days of boycott, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the laws of segregation were illegal. Rosa Parks was awarded many awards, such as the Congressional Gold Medal. She sadly died on October 24, 2005, at the age of ninety-two (“Rosa Parks” History). Today, Rosa Parks is honored by bother blacks and whites.