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  • Sandy Beach

    “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in…. When I declined to give up my seat, it was not that day or bus in particular. I just wanted to be free, like everybody else.” – Rosa Parks. It was an unintentional protest. Around 6 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 1955, in downtown Montgomery, Rosa Parks paid her fare and sat in an empty seat reserved for blacks. As white-only seats in the bus filled up, the bus driver demanded that she gave her seat up. When Parks refused to give up her seat, a police officer arrested her. Two hours after her arrest, the long-time NAACP activist was released on $100 bail. By midnight, a plan had been hatched for a citywide bus boycott, to which a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King Jr. would later be elected to direct. The boycott lasted 381 days, until the Supreme Court ruled that segregation on buses was illegal. Although Parks was not the first black bus rider in Montgomery to refuse to give up her seat, but Parks’ case became the one the legal challenge was based upon, and it was the case’s success, rather than Parks herself, that ignited the modern civil rights movement.

  • Hygloss Arts&Crafts

    February is Black History Month! Hygloss educational craft supplies are an excellent and fun way for children to learn about black history, and to use their creativity to express pride in the achievements of African American men and women such as Martin Luther King, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and so many others. Check out some of the crafts supplies you can use.

  • Zha'Anya Taylor

    This pin is about Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks is a civil rights activist that refused to remain within the confines of racial segregation. She had a strong will, and she fought a major injustice that was done to her people for many years. She is most famous for the public stance she took in 1955. She refused to give up her seat to a caucasian man, and she was arrested. Her actions gave many African Americans the confidence they needed to proceed strongly with the Civil Rights Movements.

  • Eliza Khan

    Rosa Parks: Most historians date the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in the United States to December 1, 1955. That was the day when an unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. This brave woman, Rosa Parks, was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere.

  • Jonathan W.C. Findlater

    A key figure of the Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks sits near the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1956, just one year after she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white male on a bus in the city. this lead to the Montgomery bus boycott. #rosaparks #montgomery #alabama

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Rosa Parks was just one of many women during the Civil Rights Movement who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. Their impact on history is tremendous, and their strength helps us question authority whenever possible.

Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King jr. in 1955

ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman and second non-U.S. government official to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda.

Rosa Parks (April 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005) was an American civil rights activist. Became a symbol for the time, when she refused to give up her seat on a public bus for a white passenger. Leader of NAACP. See: Montgomery Bus Boycott

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)"The only tired I was, was tired of giving in," Rosa Parks would go on to say about her decision not to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., bus on Dec. 1, 1955. This wasn't the first time the seamstress had chosen not to give in. Parks had been an active member of the local NAACP chapter since 1943 and had marched on behalf of the Scottsboro boys, who were arrested in Alabama in 1931 for raping two white women. But it was her simple act of refusal, a move which landed Parks in prison, that set in motion the Montgomery bus boycott and kicked off the civil rights movement. So when the bulldogs and water hoses were unleashed a decade later in the streets of Birmingham, the protesters knew to stand their ground. "Over my head, I see freedom in the air," they sang.

Rosa Parks in 1955 with Martin Luther King Jr. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Parks' act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.

Rosa Parks --- Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Wikipedia

Rosa Parks (02/04/13 - 10/24/05): Civil Rights Activist; dubbed "the first lady of civil rights"and "the mother of the freedom movement by Congress

Rosa Parks: Change the world in a single bus ride? Rosa Parks did. Parks wasn’t the first African American to refuse to give up her seat for a white passenger on public transit, but she was the one who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which made the US civil rights movement world news. Parks reminds us that even small acts of defiance can have a huge impact. Photo: Mickey Adair

"When you make the choice to stand up for yourself, you will always encounter resistance."

"For over forty years, I've been vegetarian. Growing up, my family had little money—I had health problems early in life because of poor nutrition. Eating healthy is a priority for me."- Rosa Parks