Rosa Parks

Civil Rights Leader

Birthday February 4, 1913

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Tuskegee, AL

DEATH DATE Oct 24, 2005 (92)

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About

Civil rights activist who became known as "The first lady of civil rights" after she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1955. This act instigated the legendary Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped end racial segregation on public transit across the country.

Before Fame

Her school, the Montgomery Industrial School, was burned down twice by racist arsonists.

Trivia

There are two Rosa Parks days in her honor: Her birthday, February 4th, and the day of her arrest, December 1st.

Family Life

She married barber Raymond Parks, a member of the NAACP, in 1932.

Associated With

She worked with Martin Luther King Jr., who led the Civil Rights movement.