Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rosa Parks- Birth Anniversary

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born today - Feb 4, 1913

Rosa was a seamstress who was active with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. On a fateful day in Montgomery, AL in 1955 during the era of American history when African Americans were obligated by law to ride in the back of the bus, she refused to give up her seat to a white man during a ride home from work. She was arrested, tried, found guilty of disorderly conduct and fined $14.00. This simple act sparked the modern civil rights movement.

Learn more at 921 Parks in our nonfiction area or check out our display near the shelf-check machine.

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