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What was Rosa Parks job?
Civil rights activist
SecretaryDressmakerHuman rights activist
Did Rosa Parks have an education?
Highlander Folk School
Highlander Research and Education CenterMontgomery Industrial School for GirlsAlabama State Teachers College for Negroes
How old was Rosa Park when she died?
92 years (1913–2005)
Rosa Parks/Age at death
After almost being evicted from her home, local community members and churches came together to support Parks. On October 24th, 2005, at the age of 92, she died of natural causes leaving behind a rich legacy of resistance against racial discrimination and injustice.
What role did Rosa Parks play in the civil rights movement?
Called “the mother of the civil rights movement,” Rosa Parks invigorated the struggle for racial equality when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. Parks’ arrest on December 1, 1955 launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott by 17,000 black citizens.
What was Rosa Parks job before the boycott?
Parks became an administrative aide in the Detroit office of Congressman John Conyers Jr. in 1965, a post she held until her 1988 retirement.
What was Rosa Parks famous quote?
“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free…so other people would also be free.” “I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move.”
Who is Rosa Parks dad?
What did Rosa Parks say to the bus driver?
Sixty years ago Tuesday, a bespectacled African American seamstress who was bone weary of the racial oppression in which she had been steeped her whole life, told a Montgomery bus driver, “No.” He had ordered her to give up seat so white riders could sit down.
What was Rosa Parks major accomplishments?
Golden Plate Awards
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSpingarn MedalCongressional Gold MedalPresidential Medal of Freedom
What did Rosa Parks fear?
Once, she even had been put off a bus for her defiance. Rosa Louise McCauley spent the first years of her life on a small farm with her mother, grandparents and brother. She witnessed night rides by the Kus Klux Klan and listened in fear as lynchings occurred near her home.