Rosa Parks (Civil Rights Activist)

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  • NAME: Rosa Parks
  • OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist
  • BIRTH DATE: February 04, 1913
  • DEATH DATE: October 24, 2005
  • EDUCATION: Industrial School for Girls, Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: Tuskegee, Alabama
  • PLACE OF DEATH: Detroit, Michigan
  • Maiden Name: Rosa Louise McCauley
  • AKA: Rosa McCauley
  • AKA: Rosa Parks
  • AKA: Rosa Louise Parks
  • Full Name: Rosa Louise McCauley Parks

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. The city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses. Rosa Parks received many accolades during her lifetime, including the  NAACP’s highest award.

 

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