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Who was Rosa Parks?
A: Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement.

She was best known for her pivotal role in what?
A: The Montgomery bus boycott.

The United States Congress has honored her as what?
A:  "The first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement"

What did Parks do on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama?
A: Parks rejected bus driver James F. Blake's order to vacate a row of four seats in the "colored" section in favor of a White passenger, once the "White" section was filled.

Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation, but the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) believed what?
A: That she was the best candidate for seeing through a court challenge after her arrest for civil disobedience in violating Alabama segregation laws.


She helped inspire the Black community to boycott what for over a year?
A: The Montgomery buses.

The case became bogged down in the state courts, but the federal Montgomery bus lawsuit Browder v. Gayle resulted in what?
A: A November 1956 decision that bus segregation is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Parks’ act of defiance and the Montgomery bus boycott became important what?
A: Symbols of the movement.

She became an international icon of resistance to what?
A: Racial segregation.

She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including whom?
A: Edgar Nixon and Martin Luther King Jr.

At the time, Parks was employed as a what?

A: A seamstress at a local department store and was secretary of the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP.

She had recently attended the Highlander Folk School, a Tennessee center for what?
A: For training activists for workers' rights and racial equality.

Where did she move to shortly after the boycott?
A: She moved to Detroit, where she briefly found similar work.

From 1965 to 1988, she served as what?
A: Secretary and receptionist to John Conyers, an African American US Representative.

She was also active in the Black Power movement and the support of what?
A: Political prisoners in the US.


After retirement, Parks wrote what?
A: Her autobiography.

Parks received national recognition, including what?
A: The NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall.

Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman to lie in honor in what?
A: The Capitol Rotunda.

When does California and Missouri commemorate Rosa Parks Day?
A: On her birthday, February 4.

Oregon, and Texas commemorate the anniversary of what?
A: Her arrest, December 1.


When was Rosa Parks born?
A:  In Tuskegee, Alabama.

When was Rosa Louise McCauley born?
A: On February 4, 1913, to Leona, a teacher, and James McCauley, a carpenter.

McCauley attended rural schools until what age?
A: Eleven.

Before that what did her mother teach her?
A:  "A good deal about sewing".

She started piecing quilts from around what age?
A: The age of six, as her mother and grandmother were making quilts.


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