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(1913-2005) civil rights activist
Year of Birth: 1913
Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913. Her parents were James and Leona McCauley. She was a civil rights activist who is best known for her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She was an advocate for racial justice and equality and she was also an African American leader in the civil rights movement.
Rosa Parks was a seamstress by day and a civil rights activist by night. She was an active member of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and was involved in numerous civil rights protests. In 1955, she refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and as a result she was arrested. This incident sparked a boycott of the Montgomery Bus system and brought attention to the plight of African Americans in the south.
Rosa Parks went on to become a symbol of the civil rights movement and the fight for racial equality. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, in 1996. In 1999, she was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can give an individual. She also received numerous other awards including the Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize and the NAACP's highest honor, the Spingarn Medal.
Rosa Parks was an important figure in the civil rights movement and she is remembered for her courage and determination. She was an advocate for equal rights and she was an inspiration to many. Her legacy continues to live on in the hearts and minds of those who strive for justice and equality.
Rosa Parks passed away in October of 2005 at the age of 92. She left behind a legacy of courage and determination. Her legacy lives on in the form of the Rosa Parks Institute, which was founded in her honor in 1987, and seeks to bring attention to the ongoing fight for civil rights and racial equality.
Rosa Parks will forever be remembered as a symbol of courage and hope. She was a leader in the fight for racial justice and equality and she will continue to be an inspiration to those who strive for a better world.
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