On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks sparked a movement that changed Montgomery forever Before Rosa Parks was “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement,” she was a 42-year-old Montgomery, Ala., resident who simply believed the color of[...]
#RosaParks: Rosa Parks’ journey as a civil rights icon - On the occasion of Rosa Park’s birthday, Constitution Daily looks at her journey from a childhood in the segregated south to her enduring status as a civil rights icon.
I Am Rosa Parks (Penguin Young Readers, L4): Rosa Parks, Jim Haskins, Wil Clay: When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man on December 1, 1955, she made history. Her brave act sparked the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott and brought the civil rights movement to national attention. In simple, lively language, Rosa Parks describes her life from childhood to the present and recounts the events that shook the nation. Her story is powerful, inspiring and unforgettable.