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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Short Biography
Parks worked as a seamstress, she became a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and was secretary until 1956.
On December 1, 1955, Parks was sitting in the “colored” section of a bus she was riding on the way home from work. Once several white passengers had boarded, the bus driver removed the “colored” sign and moved it a row behind Parks and asked her to move, Parks refused.
The bus driver then proceeded to call the police and Parks was arrested. After the debacle and her arrest, Parks became an icon for the Civil Rights Movement. She constantly received death threats.
On December 21, 1956, a year after Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, the city had decided to legally integrate public transport.
In 1992, Parks published Rosa Parks: My Story, she continued to be a civil rights activist throughout her life.
- How History Got the Rosa Parks Story Wrong – The Washington Post
- Rosa Parks: What If I Don’t’ Move to The Back of The Bus? – The Henry Ford
- Rosa Parks’ Journey as A Civil Rights Icon – Constitution Daily
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