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 » History Modern History US History

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 »

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 became famous in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 1, 1955. She refused to give up her seat toward the front of a bus to a white male when segregation was written into law. Parks was arrested on the spot for violating... More »

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 » History Modern History US History

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 »

Rosa Parks worked as a secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Montgomery, Ala., from 1943 to 1956. In 1956, she and her husband Raymond moved from Alabama to Detroit, Mich., where... More »