Rosa McCauley Parks (1913–2005) was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement". She is famous for her refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man. She was arrested & tried on charges of disorderly conduct & violating a local ordinance. Found guilty, she appealed & formally challenged the legality of racial segregation. After the boycott, she became an icon & spokesperson of the civil rights movement.

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement". Parks is famous for not s.

Rosa Parks was asked to move to the back of the bus where black people were expected to sit, by the whites. When she refused, police became involved, essentially leading to her arrest. Rosa Parks is a true Civil Rights leader, due to her strength and bravery. This arrest eventually led to the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, where African Americans did not use the buses, but walked instead.

10 revolutionary acts of courage by ordinary people

1) Rosa Parks

What These 14 Michiganders Did Will Never Ever Be Forgotten

Rosa Parks,Honoured only years later. Was a civil rights activist who refused to give her seat away to a white passenger on a 'coloured' section of the bus. Her act and the Montgomery bus boycott are important events to the civil rights movement.

In this 1955 picture, Rosa Parks is seen in her Montgomery county mugshot after being arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. The actions of Rosa Parks and the subsequent Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the Civil Rights Movement during the mid-20th century.

1955 — Rosa Parks mugshot

In this 1955 picture, Rosa Parks is seen in her Montgomery county mugshot after being arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. The actions of Rosa Parks and the subsequent Montgomery …

Rosa Parks- Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks touched off the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott by refusing to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger. Parks was arrested for civil disobedience but not without becoming an influential symbol for racial equality. Her court case served as step towards ending segregation laws in the south.

"Todays mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground." ~ Rosa Parks, she stood up by sitting down.

Rosa Parks  - (1913–2005) African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", & "mother of the freedom movement". In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver's order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Rosa Parks Statue, Capitol's First Of African-American Woman, To Be Dedicated

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". In June of she was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal.

Document Deep Dive: Rosa Parks’ Arrest Records | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine

Document Deep Dive: Rosa Parks’ Arrest Records

Rosa Parks’s official arrest report: She refused to give bus seat to white man 58 years ago today

Document Deep Dive: Rosa Parks’ Arrest Records | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine

Document Deep Dive: Rosa Parks’ Arrest Records

On December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. She was arrested for not giving up that seat.

‘Rosa Parks was presented the first “Eleanor Roosevelt Woman of Courage Award” by the Wonder Woman Foundation on this date November 14, 1984.’    (photo: Rosa Parks)    - CARTER Magazine

HISTORY Rosa Parks was presented the first “Eleanor Roosevelt Woman of Courage Award” by the Wonder Woman Foundation on this date November (photo: Rosa Parks) - CARTER Magazine

This is police report on Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama, today 1955. Rosa Parks truly was an Upstander.

This is police report on Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama, today Rosa Parks truly was an Upstander.

Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin: b. Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine

An Act of Courage, The Arrest Records of Rosa Parks

An Act of Courage, The Arrest Records of Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks 1913-2005, refused to give up her bus seat to a white man indirectly leading to some of the most significant civil rights legislation of American history. She sought to play down her role in the civil rights struggle, but for her peaceful and dignified campaigning she became one of the most well respected figures in the civil rights movements.

Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., 1955 - Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

Today in 1955: Rosa Parks arrested. Explore her arrest records here. from Smithsonian Magazine.

Document Deep Dive: Rosa Parks’ Arrest Records

"I did not get on the bus to get arrested; I got on the bus to go home. "- Rosa Parks Fingerprint card of Rosa Parks December 1955

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