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Rosa Parks

Super Power: Dignity

Tuskegee, Alabama

Rosa Parks

February 4, 1913 to October 24, 2005

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About ...

Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist. She is considered the “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement”.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James Blake’s demand that she give up her seat to a white man. Her arrest and trial led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the largest and most successful movements against racism in the history of the United States.

Special Facts ...

  • Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Honored with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor of the legislative branch

Famous Quote:

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."

-Rosa Parks