Rosa Parks

Born February 4, 1913  and died October 24, 2005

Rosa was an African American woman who was a civil rights activist.

She is most famous for when at age 42 she boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama and refused to go to the back of the bus and give up her seat for a white person. She simply said her feet were tired and wouldn’t get up. She was arrested and charged with disobeying the law.

This gained a lot of attention around the country and she became outspoken about civil rights. She later worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and continued to fight for African American’s rights all the way up to her death at age 92 in Detroit, Michigan in 2005.

She used civil disobedience as her method of standing up for what she believed in. She is still an iconic figure in America as a civil rights activist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_parks

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