What are Rosa Parks?

  • (noun): United States civil rights leader who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery (Alabama) and so triggered the national civil rights movement (born in 1913).
    Synonyms: Parks

Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement".

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Rosa Parks - Legacy and Honors
... 1976, Detroit renamed 12th Street "Rosa Parks Boulevard." 1979, the NAACP awarded Parks the Spingarn Medal, its highest honor, 1980, she received the Martin Luther King Jr. 1990, Parks was invited to be part of the group welcoming Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison in South Africa ... Parks was in attendance as part of Interstate 475 outside of Toledo, Ohio is named after Parks ...
Rosa Parks Middle School
... Rosa M ... Parks Middle School is a public school for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 located in Olney, an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland ... Rosa Parks Middle School is a part of the Montgomery County Public Schools district ...
Rosa Parks (disambiguation) - Legal
... Rosa Parks Act, 2006 act of the Alabama legislature posthumously clearing Parks and other activists of crimes related to their civil disobedience Rosa Parks v ... Records, a lawsuit filed in 1999 on behalf of Rosa Parks in reaction to the song "Rosa Parks" ...
Johnnie Carr
... Carr was a childhood friend of Rosa Parks and is considered, along with Parks, to be an important face in the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama ... King, Rosa Parks and Johnnie Carr ... on as one of the founders of a new America because she was there with Rosa Parks, E.D ...

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    If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in that bus in Montgomery, she’d still be standing.
    Mary Frances Berry (b. 1938)

    Perhaps our own woods and fields,—in the best wooded towns, where we need not quarrel about the huckleberries,—with the primitive swamps scattered here and there in their midst, but not prevailing over them, are the perfection of parks and groves, gardens, arbors, paths, vistas, and landscapes. They are the natural consequence of what art and refinement we as a people have.... Or, I would rather say, such were our groves twenty years ago.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We are all dead men on leave.
    Eugene Leviné, Russian Jew, friend of Rosa Luxemburg’s lover, Jogiches. quoted in Men in Dark Times, “Rosa Luxemburg: 1871-1919,” sct. 3, Hannah Arendt (1968)