Rosa Parks  - (1913–2005) African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", & "mother of the freedom movement". In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver's order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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Rosa Parks - (1913–2005) African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", & "mother of the freedom movement". In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver's order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Raymond and Rosa Parks married 45 years...for the longest time I never even knew she was married.

Raymond and Rosa Parks married 45 years...for the longest time I never even knew she was married.

Hampton University and Mrs. Rosa Parks    During the period of the boycott and following, Mrs. Parks and her family experienced constant harassment. She and her husband were fired from their jobs and unable to secure other employment. As a result, they returned to her home in Detroit. A mere nine months after the boycott officially ended on December 20, 1956, Mrs. Parks (mother of the Civil Rights Movement) was offered and accepted employment at Hampton University.

Hampton University and Mrs. Rosa Parks During the period of the boycott and following, Mrs. Parks and her family experienced constant harassment. She and her husband were fired from their jobs and unable to secure other employment. As a result, they returned to her home in Detroit. A mere nine months after the boycott officially ended on December 20, 1956, Mrs. Parks (mother of the Civil Rights Movement) was offered and accepted employment at Hampton University.

President Barack Obama at the unveiling of civil rights activist Rosa Parks statue in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27 | The Obama Diary

President Barack Obama at the unveiling of civil rights activist Rosa Parks statue in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27 | The Obama Diary

The digitization of Rosa Parks' personal papers in the Library of Congress this morning included a perfectly fluffy pancake recipe.

Rosa Parks' "Featherlite" Peanut Butter Pancakes

The digitization of Rosa Parks' personal papers in the Library of Congress this morning included a perfectly fluffy pancake recipe.

Happy 101st Birthday Rosa Parks!  #BlackHistory #RosaParks #ShadesofColor (www.ShadesGifts.com)

Happy 101st Birthday Rosa Parks! #BlackHistory #RosaParks #ShadesofColor (www.ShadesGifts.com)

President Obama sits on the bus where Rosa Parks' protest began the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott

President Obama sits on the bus where Rosa Parks' protest began the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott

Activities: Create an Egg Carton School Bus. This would be great for Rosa Parks bus.

Create an Egg Carton School Bus

Activities: Create an Egg Carton School Bus. This would be great for Rosa Parks bus.

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