Rosa Parks attended a one-room school in Pine Level, Ala. as a young child. From there, she attended many segregated schools throughout Montgomery, Ala., including the Industrial School for Girls. For high school, Parks ... More »

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 »

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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Rosa Parks was in jail for roughly a day. The president of the NAACP Edgar Nixon bailed Rosa Parks out of jail one day after her arrest for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on Dec. 1, 1955. The courts convicte... More »

Rosa Parks did not go to college. She attended a secondary school that was organized by the Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes, but she left in 11th grade at age 16 in 1929 to care for her ailing mother and grand... More »

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 »