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Rosa Parks

Born Rosa Louise McCauley

-A leader in civil rights-Changed segregation laws in the 1950's

Awards and Honors-Rosa Parks Peace Prize in 1994 -Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996- Congressional Gold Medal in 1999

On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man while riding on a bus. Parks was fined and thousands boycotted riding buses. On November 13, 1956, the US Supreme Court ruled that segregation on city buses is unconstitutional.

Born on February 4, 1913 Died on October 24, 2005

Her Famous Bus Boycott

Rosa parks is shown here with fellow civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr.

ResourcesEnchanted Learning- for Kids-

Quotes by Rosa Parks"Each person must live their life as a model for others. ""All I was doing was trying to get home from work.""Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. "

The actual bus that Rosa refused to give her seat up on

Rosa suffered many hardships including going to jail

Listen to Rosa Parks!