Rosa Parks was a Black woman who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Alabama 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
Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights
Read the heroic story of Rosa Parks, a brave African American woman who played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement. Grades: 3-5, 6-8
From Learning to Give.org, a lesson on heroes and their impact for grades 3-5.
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.
What If I Don't Move to the Back of the Bus?
From the Henry Ford Museum
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.
Rosa Parks Library and Museum
The only museum dedicated to the civil rights icon.