refused to obey bus driver James F Blake's order to give up her seat in the "coloured section" to a white passenger, after the whites-only section was filled.
The legendary Rosa Parks
, a civil rights pioneer who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in 1955, passed away 12 years ago.
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To be sure, Rosa Parks
was not, as some narratives of civil rights history portray her, a "lowly seamstress," a simple, middle-aged black woman whose feet that day when she defied Jim Crow laws were tired from "working for the man" as an assistant tailor at a Montgomery department store.
Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks
Remembers Her Life and Lessons
JUST before Christmas in 1955 Rosa Parks
refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and in doing so effectively started the US Civil Rights movement.
The re-enactment of the Rosa Parks
story was part of Embassy Montevideo's Black History Month activities under an agreement with the government of Uruguay to promote social inclusion.
Mrs Rosa Parks
now faces a fine for breaking the segregation laws which say black Americans must vacate their seats if there are white passengers left standing.
1955: Rosa Parks
refused to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, defying the South's segregationist laws.
Now, the Rosa Parks
Collection--which comprises approximately 1,500 items, including personal correspondence and photographs, autobiographical notes, letters from presidents, her Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal, additional honors and awards, clothing and furniture, and 200 drawings by schoolchildren and hundreds of greeting cards from individuals thanking her for her inspirational role in the civil rights movement--will reside at the Library of Congress thanks to a 10-year loan from the Howard G.
Evening Adult Book Discussion Group "Rosa Parks
: My Story,'' by Rosa Parks
, 6:30 p.
While on Thursday, July 10, the play Rosa, by Hyacinth Sweeney-Dixon, will be premiered, with Perri Alleyne-Hughes taking the part of Rosa Parks
, who defied the race laws in the United States.