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Civil rights activist who became known as “The first lady of civil rights” after she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1955. This act instigated the legendary Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped end racial segregation on public transit across the country.
She married barber Raymond Parks, a member of the NAACP, in 1932.
How did Rosa Parks die?
Rosa Parks' death was caused by natural causes.
|Cause of death||Natural Causes|
|Age of death||92 years|
|Profession||Civil Rights Leader|
|Birthday||February 4, 1913|
|Death date||October 24, 2005|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
All I was doing was trying to get home from work.Rosa Parks
I have been refused entrance on the buses because I would not pay my fare at the front and go around to the rear door to enter. That was the custom if the bus was crowded up to the point where the white passengers would start occupying.Rosa Parks
I don’t think well of people who are prejudiced against people because of race. The only way for prejudiced people to change is for them to decide for themselves that all human beings should be treated fairly. We can’t force them to think that way.Rosa Parks
There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take… The line between reason and madness grows thinner.Rosa Parks
I was born 50 years after slavery, in 1913. I was allowed to read. My mother, who was a teacher, taught me when I was a very young child. The first school I attended was a small building that went from first to sixth grade. There was one teacher for all of the students. There could be anywhere from 50 to 60 students of all different ages.Rosa Parks