Civil Rights Pioneer: Rosa Parks was a key figure in the American Civil Rights Movement.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, defying the city's segregation laws.

Montgomery Bus Boycott: Rosa's arrest led to a 13-month-long boycott of the city's bus system by African Americans.

Before the bus incident, she was involved in civil rights issues, including serving as secretary of the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP

Quiet Strength: Parks was described as a quiet, reserved woman with a strong sense of justice.

Rosa Parks received numerous awards for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

Despite popular belief, Rosa Parks was not the first African American woman to resist bus segregation.

Following the intense scrutiny and harassment after the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Parks and her husband, Raymond, moved to Detroit in 1957.

Parks' Legacy: Rosa Parks became an enduring symbol of resistance to racial segregation.

Rosa Parks Day: In 2019, California declared February 4th as Rosa Parks Day, honoring her birthday.