Rosa Parks, one of the worlds most iconic figure in history for the Civil Rights Movement has been in our textbooks, on our television, in our favorite songs and more. Now below we’ll present you with 5 Interesting Facts:
- Rosa Parks sparked the civil rights movement when she refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger because she was tired of giving in. This was the start of nationwide efforts in ending segregation of public facilities. – factsbarn
- When Rosa refused to give up her seat, it wasn’t the first time she’d faced down driver James Blake. 12 years before, she had left his bus rather than getting off and entering again through the back door after she’d paid at the front, another rule of bus segregation.- rosaparksfacts
- Weeks after her arrest, Parks lost her department store job, although she was told by the personnel officer that it was not because of the boycott. Her husband quit his job after being told that there could be no discussion of the boycott or his wife in the workplace. Throughout the boycott and beyond, Parks received threatening phone calls and death threats. In 1957 she, along with her husband and mother, moved to Detroit, where she eventually worked as an administrative aide for Congressman John Conyers, Jr., and lived the rest of her life.- 10ThingsYouDidntKnowAboutRosaParks
- Her husband, brother and mother all died of cancer between 1977 and 1979. In 1987, she co-founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development, to serve Detroit’s youth.-History
- In 1999, Parks was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the United States bestows on a civilian.- History
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