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 »

Rosa Parks inspired civil rights protests in 1955 by refusing to give her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. The civil rights protests led to a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, which eventually ruled that... More »

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 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 »

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 »

Rosa Parks enjoyed attending church with her family, and was active in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She was also homeschooled, and took a variety of vocational and educational courses. More »

Rosa Parks inspired civil rights protests in 1955 by refusing to give her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. The civil rights protests led to a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, which eventually ruled that... More »