Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". In June of she was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal.
On December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. She was arrested for not giving up that seat.
ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall.
"ROSA PARKS (Civil Rights Activist & Heroine. USA, reads from one of her books to children at the Tried Stone Baptist Church in Detroit." from "Rosa Parks: More than a name in a textbook" By Greg Toppo, USA TODAY, 1997 AP file photo.
Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., 1955 - Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
Directed by Julie Dash. With Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter. A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.