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Rosa Parks


Born
in Tuskegee, Alabama, The United States
February 04, 1913

Died
October 24, 2005

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress later called the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement."

On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her action was not the first of its kind: Irene Morgan, in 1946, and Sarah Louise Keys, in 1955, had won rulings before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Interstate Commerce Commission respectively in the area of interstate bus travel. Nine months before Parks refused to give up her seat, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to move from her seat on the same bus system. But unlike these previous individual actions of ci
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Rosa Parks: My Story

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I Am Rosa Parks

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Quiet Strength: The Faith, ...

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Reflections by Rosa Parks: ...

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Dear Mrs. Parks

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I Shall Not Be Moved

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Secrets of Inner Power, a P...

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“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”
Rosa Parks

“I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.”
Rosa Parks

“I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
Rosa Parks