|Rosa Parks Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||February 4, 1913|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Rosa Parks was an American civil rights activist who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Montgomery bus boycott campaign which was a political and social protest campaign against racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama.
Rosa Louise McCauley
The Mother of the Freedom Movement, The First Lady of Civil Rights
She was born on February 4, 1913.
Rosa Parks died of natural causes on October 24, 2005, at the age of 92 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States
Rosa Parks attended the Industrial School for Girls in Montgomery and then got enrolled at the Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes for secondary education. However, she later dropped out in order to take care of her ill mother and grandmother.
She later completed her high school education in 1933.
Civil Rights Activist
- Father – James McCauley (Carpenter)
- Mother – Leona (née Edwards) (Teacher)
- Siblings – Sylvester (Younger Brother)
- Others – Anderson McCauley (Paternal Grandfather), Louisa Collins (Paternal Grandmother), Sylvester Edwards (Maternal Grandfather), Rose/Rosena Percival (Maternal Grandmother), Daisy McCauley (Sister-In-Law)
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Rosa Parks had dated –
- Raymond Parks (1932-1977)
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (White and Black)
Rosa Parks was of African-American and Irish descent.
Salt and Pepper
- Wore glasses
- Powerful persona
She grew up as a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME).
Rosa Parks Facts
- Her parents separated when she was young and Parks and her brother were raised by her mother and maternal grandparents.
- On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested after she refused to give up her seat to a white male.
- She received a multitude of honors and recognitions for her extraordinary achievements in the field of civil rights and was inducted into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 1983 and into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993.
- Rosa Parks was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996.
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