Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

This photo is of Parks at 43, a year after she refused to move from her seat. Dubbed "the mother of the civil rights movement", Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Parks' husband, Raymond Parks was also a activist against racial injustice, and together they worked with many social justice organizations, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Parks was also a seamstress, however her actions led to her losing her job. But, her stubborness inspired the Montgomory Bus Boycott. Parks remained active in civil rights after her arrest such as through the March on Washington of Jobs and Freedom in 1963, Mississippi Freedom Project in 1964.

For more on Rosa Parks go to:

https://www.nps.gov/features/malu/feat0002/wof/rosa_parks.htm

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/rosa-parks

https://www.loc.gov/collections/rosa-parks-papers/about-this-collection/

Citation (Chicago Style): 

Rosa Parks, November 1956. 1956. Photograph Print. Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs Divison. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015645700/ (Accessed December 5, 2018)

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