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Rosa Parks was the first of two children born to James McCauley and Leona McCauley, whose maiden name was Edwards. Her younger brother was Sylvester McCauley. She adopted the last name "Parks" after marrying Raymond Park... More »

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Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Ala., and she was one of two children; she had a younger brother named Sylvester. Her mother's name was Leona McCauley, and her father's name was James McCauley. Both of Rosa's parents we... More »

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Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley on Feb. 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. She later moved with her mother to Pine Level, Alabama, where she attended a segregated one-room school. More »

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James and Leona McCauley were the parents of Rosa Parks. James was a carpenter, and Leona was a teacher. Rosa's parents had another child, Sylvester, two years after Rosa was born, but her parents separated soon after th... More »

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Rosa Parks became a prominent face in the civil rights movement when she refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger on Dec.1, 1955, in Montgomery, Ala. She was arrested, and the local NAACP chapter organized ... More »

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Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks was 42 years old when she was arrested on December 1, 1955, just a few weeks shy of her February 4 birthday. While riding on a segregated public bus in Montgomery, Alabama, Mrs. Parks was sea... More »

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Rosa Parks was important because in December of 1955, her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., led to the Montgomery bus boycott. This brought Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. into more ac... More »

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