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In 1955, Rosa Parks, a famous civil rights activist, refused to give up her seat at the front of the bus, a section commonly reserved for white passengers. Her actions led to a city-wide boycott of the bus system in Mont... More »

Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on Feb. 4, 1913, and later moved to Pine Level, Alabama, after her parents separated. Parks and her mother moved in with her grandparents, Rose and Sylvester Edwards, on their fa... More »

Black history in the United States includes leaders in the fields of politics, civil rights, entertainment and sports. The month of February has been Black History month since 1976, coinciding with the birth month of abo... More »

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Rosa Parks, the civil rights activist known for her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala. city bus, never had children. She and her husband Raymond were married for almost 45 years when he died in 1977. More »

When Rosa Parks boarded the Montgomery city bus on Dec. 1, 1955, she chose a seat about halfway to the back. Her seat was behind the first 10 seats, which were reserved for white people. More »

Rosa Parks' action to sit at the front of the bus was important because it led to the Montgomery bus boycott, which was the trigger for the civil rights movement in the 1950s. Eventually, her action led to the ending of ... More »

Rosa Parks, famous for her civil rights activism, worked in a shirt factory and then as a seamstress in a department store in Montgomery, Alabama. She refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a public bus, and... More »