Biography - A Short Wiki
Civil rights activist who became known as “The first lady of civil rights” after she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1955. This act instigated the legendary Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped end racial segregation on public transit across the country.
She married barber Raymond Parks, a member of the NAACP, in 1932.
How did Rosa Parks die?
|Cause of death||Natural Causes|
|Age of death||92 years|
|Profession||Civil Rights Leader|
|Birthday||February 4, 1913|
|Death date||October 24, 2005|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.Rosa Parks
As far back as I can remember, I knew there was something wrong with our way of life when people could be mistreated because of the color of their skin.Rosa Parks
I don’t think well of people who are prejudiced against people because of race. The only way for prejudiced people to change is for them to decide for themselves that all human beings should be treated fairly. We can’t force them to think that way.Rosa Parks
Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.Rosa Parks
Why do you all push us around?Rosa Parks