Born: 2/4/1913 Tuskegee, Alabama
Died: 10/24/2005 Detroit, Michigan
Rosa Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation.
Business / Schooling:
- Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes
- Industrial School for Girls
Awards / Achievements:
- Abbey Courage of Conscience award
- Martin Luther King Jr. Award.
- Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.
- Part of the welcoming party for Nelson Mandela
- Spingarn Medal