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 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 Parks bus located at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. The Museum was fun!

Rosa Parks bus located at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. The Museum was fun!

Rosa Parks quote: People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Link to her biography on Black History:  http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks

Rosa Parks quote: People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Link to her biography on Black History: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks

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.

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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.

:: Rosa Parks Quotes :: With this still happening in my country today (where intolerant men try to send women to the back of the bus), we remember Rosa Parks.

:: Rosa Parks Quotes :: With this still happening in my country today (where intolerant men try to send women to the back of the bus), we remember Rosa Parks.

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Rosa Parks’s mugshot in 1955 after refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. | 32 Of The Most Badass Moments In History

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Rosa Parks’s mugshot in 1955 after refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. | 32 Of The Most Badass Moments In History

Rosa Parks’ Bus Incident:  A Proud Heritage:  Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

Rosa Parks’ Bus Incident: A Proud Heritage: Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

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