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.

December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, is arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a boarding white passenger as required by Montgomery city ordinance. Her action prompted the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott and earned her a place in history as “mother of the civil rights movement.” Ms. Parks was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor in August 2000.

December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, is arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a boarding white passenger as required by Montgomery city ordinance. Her action prompted the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott and earned her a place in history as “mother of the civil rights movement.” Ms. Parks was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor in August 2000.

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.

Rosa Parks would have celebrated her 100th birthday on February 4, 1913. Her defiant act of courage advanced the civil right movement. It is ironic that after the end of the 381-day bus boycott spurred by her arrest in Montgomery, Alabama, Ms. Parks was not able to find employment there. So she and her husband moved to Detroit, and Ms. Parks worked for Congressman John Conyers. She is someone who, as Maya Angelous says, "had greatness thrust upon her." Happy #blackhistorymonth! Celebrate…

Rosa Parks would have celebrated her 100th birthday on February 4, 1913. Her defiant act of courage advanced the civil right movement. It is ironic that after the end of the 381-day bus boycott spurred by her arrest in Montgomery, Alabama, Ms. Parks was not able to find employment there. So she and her husband moved to Detroit, and Ms. Parks worked for Congressman John Conyers. She is someone who, as Maya Angelous says, "had greatness thrust upon her." Happy #blackhistorymonth! Celebrate…

Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) Her refusal to give up her seat sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, a pivotal event in the history of the civil rights movement in the US

Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) Her refusal to give up her seat sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, a pivotal event in the history of the civil rights movement in the US

Did Rosa Parks Have a Happy Marriage with Her Husband Raymond?

Founder of New York Times Aimed for Reliability

Did Rosa Parks Have a Happy Marriage with Her Husband Raymond?

Did Rosa Parks Have a Happy Marriage with Her Husband Raymond?

Founder of New York Times Aimed for Reliability

Did Rosa Parks Have a Happy Marriage with Her Husband Raymond?

Rosa Parks lived in Abbeville, the oldest colonial settlement - her childhood home is still there - http://alabamapioneers.com/rosa-parks-lived-abbeville-oldest-colonial-settlement/

Rosa Parks lived in Abbeville, the oldest colonial settlement - her childhood home is still there - http://alabamapioneers.com/rosa-parks-lived-abbeville-oldest-colonial-settlement/

Meg McAleer, one of the archivists working on the Rosa Parks collection, says the documents provide a new window on the courage and skill of Parks, and the consequences she and her husband suffered.

After Years In Lockdown, Rosa Parks' Papers Head To Library Of Congress

Meg McAleer, one of the archivists working on the Rosa Parks collection, says the documents provide a new window on the courage and skill of Parks, and the consequences she and her husband suffered.

Rosa Parks and her husband were some of the African Americans who worked to publicize the case of the Scottsboro Boys!

Rosa Parks and her husband were some of the African Americans who worked to publicize the case of the Scottsboro Boys!

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." -- Rosa Parks

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." -- Rosa Parks

Ida B. Wells: "African American journalist, newspaper editor...an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations."

Ida B. Wells: "African American journalist, newspaper editor...an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations."

A Young Rosa Parks And Her Husband, After She Moved North She Stayed With Relatives On Deacon St. In SW Detroit. George Murry, I remember Visger Rd. In S. W. Detroit, poster photo.

A Young Rosa Parks And Her Husband, After She Moved North She Stayed With Relatives On Deacon St. In SW Detroit. George Murry, I remember Visger Rd. In S. W. Detroit, poster photo.

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