A Biography on Rosa Parks

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A Biography on Rosa Parks


1913 - Rosa Parks is born1943 - Joins NAACP and becomes active in Civil Rights Movement1955 - Refuses to give up seat on bus sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott 1979 - NAACP awards her the Spingarn Medal

Rosa Parks was a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement. She helped bring an end to segregation through civil disobedience and non-violent protesting. She was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Lasting Impact

Rosa Parks is remembered today for role in ending racial segregation in the U.S.



Rosa Parks


Rosa Parks is recognized as a key figure in the civil rights movement in U.S. history. The iconic story involving her refusal to give up her seat on a city bus for a white man made her a symbol of the struggle for black Americans fighting for their rights. Her act of non-violent protest against the unfair discriminatory laws of her day helped bring national attention to the cause and propelled the movement to success. Today, she is often referred to as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."


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