Rosa Louise McCauley, was born in 1913, to James McCauley and Leona Edwards, in Tuskegee, Alabama. She was frail and experienced poor health, as a child. She came from mixed racial ancestry, with one of her great grandparents, being of Scottish/Irish descent. In the deep south of the time, she was considered non-white, making her subject to Jim Crow laws. Her parents divorced, when she was still young.
In 1932, she married Raymond Parks. Parks, a barber, was an active member, in the NAACP. This led to Rosa's participation, in the organization.
In 1943 she became the secretary of the Montgomery chapter. On December 1, 1955, Rosa's famous incident on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, occurred on which she refused to sit at the back of the bus.
excerpt from Wikipedia: Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day, commemorated in both California and Ohio.
|Rose Parks Arrest Booking Photo|
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