Printer-friendly page

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:

Citation (Chicago Style): 

Rosa Parks, November 1956. 1956. Photograph Print. Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs Divison. (Accessed December 5, 2018)

Usage Statement: 

Public Domain

Public Domain is a copyright term that is often used when talking about copyright for creative works. Under U.S. copyright law, individual items that are in the public domain are items that are no longer protected by copyright law. This means that you do not need to request permission to re-use, re-publish or even change a copy of the item. Items enter the public domain under U.S. copyright law for a number of reasons: the original copyright may have expired; the item was created by the U.S. Federal Government or other governmental entity that views the things it creates as in the public domain; the work was never protected by copyright for some other reason related to how it was produced (for example, it was a speech that wasn't written down or recorded); or the work doesn't have enough originality to make it eligible for copyright protection.