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The Life of Rosa Parks

In 1955, black civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. Parks' action was very important in the context of the Civil Rights movement, and led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.


  1. Rosa Parks was born in Tuskagee, Alabama on February 4, 1913. Here's a photo of a street named after her in Macon County, where Tuskagee is located. 

  2. Macon County Courthouse (Tuskegee, Alabama)
    Macon County Courthouse (Tuskegee, Alabama)
  3. Here is an interview with Rosa Parks from 1956, in which she discusses boarding the Montgomery bus and refusing to give up her seat. 
  4. Rosa Parks Interview
  5. Rosa Parks died on October 24, 2005. Here are some remarks by Al Sharpton at her funeral.

  6. Al Sharpton's Remarks at Rosa Parks Funeral