Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat to a White passenger sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott 62 years ago today.
Rosa Parks might be known for taking an epic stand against segregation, refusing to give up her seat to a white man in December of 1955. However, her story does not end there. After this epic moment in Civil Rights History, she lost her job as a seamstress after financial sanctions were imposed against civil rights […]
Detroit businessman Mike Ilitch offered to pay Parks' housing for as long as necessary after a 1994 burglary.
1794 First African Methodist Episcopal Church ~ is founded in Phildelphia, Pennsylvania 1913 Rosa Parks ~ (initiator of the Montgomery Bus Boycott) born 1794 Slavery in France ~ in abolished. However, it was instituted again under Napoleon. 1864 The 24th Amendment ~ (abolishing the poll tax) ratified 2006 Warren Moon ~ becomes first Black […]
When Clinton's campaign changed her "H" logo on Tuesday to incorporate an image of Rosa Parks in commemoration of the 60 year anniversary of Parks' refusal to move to the back of the bus for a White passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, Twitter downright lost its mind.
Today marks the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks taking a stand by defying the Jim Crow law that called for the separation of the races on public transport. Parks was returning home from work and refused to move to the back of a bus to allow a white man to have her seat. That defiant act […]
–via Little Know Black History Facts Today is the birthday of the late civil rights activist Rosa Parks. To honor the woman that left a significant mark in the civil rights movement, the U.S. Postal service will issue a special Forever Stamp with an image of Rosa Parks. It is part of their 2013 civil […]
President Obama’s Proclamation for Rosa Parks: On December 1, 1955, our Nation was forever transformed when an African-American seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger. Just wanting to get home after a long day at work, Rosa Parks may not have been planning […]