The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis. The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.
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.
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
Rosa Parks - Civil Rights Pioneer and Social Activist. An African-American working woman, she became most famous for her refusal in 1955 to give up a bus seat to a white man who was getting on the bus, an incident that led to her arrest.
Civil Rights Leader, Ala. Lawmaker Demetrius Newton Dies at 85 - Newton, a civil rights attorney represented Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. before becoming the first Black person to serve as speaker pro tem of the Alabama House