Born: February 4, 1913
Died: October 24, 2005
Hometown: Tuskegee, Alabama
A NOBLE, HEROIC, BRAVE WOMAN
“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” “Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.”
Accomplishments & Major Events
1943-Rosa joins NAACP
1943-Forced off of segregated bus for accidentally sitting in seat reserved for whites 1943-Forced off of segregated bus for accidentally sitting in seat reserved for whites 1955(Dec. 1) - Arrested for refusing to relinquish her seat to a white man 1983- Put into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame
2000- Awarded the Alabama Academy Award
2006-Statue of Rosa Parks placed in National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.
Rosa Parks worked as a seamstress and then at Virginia University Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber, at the age of 19
NAACP - (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Its mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Rosa Parks was an American civil rights activist who was considered by many as the "Mother of the modern day civil rights movement.” On December 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white male while riding a Montgomery bus. She was arrested and tried on charges of disorderly conduct and violating a local ordinance. Her trial lasted 30 minutes. She was found guilty and fined $10 plus $4 court costs. Her act of defiance triggered a wave of protest that promoted a boycott of the city bus line that lasted 381 days. The U.S. Supreme Court declared segregation on Montgomery buses unconstitutional on Nov. 13, 1956. The boycotters returned to the buses on Dec. 21, 1956, ending the segregation on public buses....
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