Interesting Facts about Rosa Parks – Her Participation in the Civil Rights Movement

Rosa Parks was born on the 4th of February, 1913. She was given the name Rosa Louis McCauley Parks. She was born from a mother who was a teacher, named Leona, and a carpenter father who was James. Rosa Parks came from various decent that included Native American, Scots-Irish and African-American. She then attended the Montgomery Industrial School intended for Girls and even Alabama State Teachers College for Negros. These are all the interesting facts about Rosa Parks.

When she was 19 years old, she got married to Raymond Parks. He was a barber. This was the time when Rosa Parks started to work in a Montgomery Fair Department Store which is seen in Montgomery Alabama. As for December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks did not agree to give her seat on a public bus. This was intended for a white passenger. Since she refused to give her seat, this played a real big part in that of the era of the Civil Rights Movement. This shared her the popularity that she somehow used to spread her principles.

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During that time, Rosa Parks was in the bus because she was about to go home. She was arrested because she did not allow anyone to take her seat for the bus. On the 5th December, 1955, there were many individuals who protested her arrest. This was related to the non-utilization of the public bus. This lead to that of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. It was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who initiated the lead for a boycott.

Rosa Parks was on a trial. This on the 8th of December. This was the time she had to purchase a $10 fine and this added a court fee for a $4 for the sum of $14. The boycott was estimated to happen for around 40,000. This involved the African-Americans who stopped the use of public bus. This was the time when Rosa Parks and her husband suddenly lost her job. This took place during the entire boycott. The said boycott lasted for around 381 days. This was the time when the Supreme Court decided to rule the public buses that can no longer be segregated.

Rosa Parks was then conceived to be the mother of the civil rights movement. She was also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of colored people, or the NAACP. She then became a secretary and as well as a youth leader. This was for the NAACP.

During the year 1987, she received a medal for the NAACP Spingarn. For the same time, Rosa, including her friend Raymond Parks, founded the Institute for Self-Development. The original purpose of this was to teach most young people regarding civil rights movement. In relation to this, Rosa also published a book. This was meant to tell something about her life. It was called My Story. She also paved way to the publishing of her memoirs which was then referred to as the Quiet Strength.