Rosa Parks was a black woman who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. Her arrest angered civil rights leaders who organized a city-wide bus boycott. The Montgomery bus boycott lasted 381 days and was one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation in history.
Born - February 4, 1913
Died - October 25, 2005
Suggestions For Riding Desegregated Buses (1956)
"Following their months-long bus boycott, the black citizens of Montgomery, Alabama got word that the Supreme Court had decided in their favor, and that the buses would have to desegregate. The boycotters' organization, the Montgomery Improvement Association, circulated the following flyer to advise people on how to behave in order to maintain the movement's non-violent character and enjoy a dignified victory."
Rosa Parks Forever Stamp
The United States Postal Service unveiled its new Rosa Parks Forever Stamp at the DuSable Museum of African American History during its King Day celebration on Jan 21 2013.
Rosa Parks Photo Gallery
From the Academy of Achievement, a museum of living history
Rosa Parks Statue to Be Added to the Capitol
Newspaper article from the NY Times detailing the installation of the Rosa Parks Statue in the Capitol's Statuary Hall in 2013.
Rosa Parks Biography
From Notable Biographies.com
From Brain Pop Jr.com
Rosa Parks Standup Bus Craft
Children draw faces in this standup bus to remind them of the Rosa Parks story and the Montgomery Bus Boycott that brought about the Supreme Court order to desegregate buses.
Rosa Parks Bus
The story behind the bus.
Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Pioneer
From Surfing the Web with Kids.
Famous Person: Rosa Louis Parks
Lesson plan Grade Level: 3rd/4th
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Students present a drama that demonstrates what they have learned about Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
An Extraordinary Bus Ride: Rosa Parks
Read about Rosa Parks, and explore the related activities to learn more about this civil rights activist.
Rosa Parks Library and Museum
The only museum dedicated to the civil rights icon.