Rosa Parks 1913-2005

Rosa Parks, known as the mother of the civil rights movement in America, died last night in Detroit's East Side. She was 92 years old. Parks is best known for her refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama, and was kicked off the bus. Her refusal started a boycott of the bus system in Montgomery, which eventually ended in a Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation. Mrs. Parks moved to Detroit after the boycott, and has lived there until her death. Mrs. Parks received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, which is the highest award given to a civilian.

A number of books have been written about this amazing woman, and her even more amazing life.

Rosa Parks: 1913-2005

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It is hard to believe that this was only 50 years ago, actually less than that, that we were so segregated.

p.s. - first blog ever


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Welcome to the library blog, fdoty :).

Rosa Parks was an amazing woman, and Scholastic has a nice retrospective on her life.