Today marks the 107th Birthday of Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks! She is a Civil Rights Icon who had a pivotal role in not only Alabama’s History but the entire Civil Rights movement after she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus in Montgomery for a white man. The United States Congress has called her, “The First Lady of Civil Rights, and “the mother of the freedom movement.” Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913. She died on October 24, 2005, at the age of 92, after paving the way for equality and demonstrating what it truly meaning of being courageous, even in the face of adversity. Such a Queen to honor for her life and legacy! Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks! May your life and legacy live on!
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siehe auch: Rosa Parks Biography (1913–2005). Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott; its success launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities. Who Was Rosa Parks? Rosa Parks was a civil rights leader whose refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her bravery led to nationwide efforts to end racial segregation. Parks was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.