Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

rosa-parksRosa Parks is known as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.  She was born February 4, 1913 in Tuskeegee, Alabama. In 1955, Rosa instigated the  bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, by refusing to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger as required by city law. Although secretary of the local  branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Parks acted alone.