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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 in Tuskegee, Alabama, but moved to Pine Level at the age of 2 when the family moved in with her grandparents. She had one brother, Sylvester, and her parents separated when she was very young. 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 is most famous for her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala. bus on Dec. 1, 1955. During that time, U.S. segregation laws demanded African-Americans sit in the back seats of the bus,... More »

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Rosa Parks was an African-American woman in Montgomery, Ala., who, on Dec. 1, 1955, refused to get up from her bus seat to let a white passenger sit down. She was arrested for this offense but released on bail that night... More »

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Rosa Parks lived in several places during her life. She was born in Tuskegee, Ala. She moved to Pine Level, Ala., with her mother when her parents separated. The town was located just outside of Montgomery, Ala., where s... More »

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