Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1913-02-04
Death 2005-10-24
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Rosa Louis Lee Parks (1913-2005) became an icon of the civil rights movement after she was arrested and jailed for refusing to relinquish her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 1955. Her courage led to the Montgomery bus boycott and eventual court order outlawing segregation and discrimination on buses in that city. She was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal, the United States' highest civilian honor, in July of 1999.

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Ark ID:
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SNAC ID:
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Subjects:

  • African Americans--Civil rights
  • Segregation in transportation--History--20th century
  • Segregation
  • Archival resources
  • Discrimination in public accommodation
  • Civil rights demonstrations
  • African American women--Biography
  • Civil rights workers--Interviews
  • Civil rights movement
  • Civil rights movements--History--20th century
  • African Americans--Segregation
  • Race discrimination

Occupations:

  • African American civil rights workers

Places:

  • Detroit, MI, US
  • Montgomery, AL, US
  • Tuskegee, AL, US