Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks in 1955, wi Martin Luther King, Jr. in the backgrund
BornRosa Louise McCauley
4 Februar 1913(1913-02-04)
Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.
Dee'd24 October 2005(2005-10-24) (aged 92)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
ThriftCeevil richts activist
Kent forMontgomery Bus Boycott
Hame tounTuskegee, Alabama
Hauf-marrae(s)Raymond Parks (1932–1977)

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) wis een Eefrican-Eemerican Ceevil Reets activist, whom the Yank Congreess cried "The first lassie o civil rights" and "The maw o' freedom meevemeent".[1]

Awn December 1, 1955, een Montgomeree, Eelabama, Parks jus wouldnae sit doon. James F. Blake telt her tae stop bein a big hoor an tae give up her seat in the darkie section to a proper passeenger, after the white section was filled. Parks wasnae the first person to cause a bus kerfuffle. Others had taken the piss n aw, including Bayard Rustin in 1942,[2] Irene Morgan in 1946, Sarah Louise Keys in 1952, and the members of the ultimately successful Browder v. Gayle lawsuit (Claudette Colvin, Aurelia Browder, Susie McDonald, an Mary Louise Smith) who was arrested in Montgomeree for nae geen up their bus seats months afore Parks.

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  1. Pub.L. 106–26, accessed 13 November 2011. The quoted passages can be seen by clicking through to the text or PDF.
  2. Rustin, Bayard (Julie 1942). "Non-Violence vs. Jim Crow". Fellowship. reprinted in Carson, Clayborne; Garrow, David J.; Kovach, Bill (2003). Reporting Civil Rights: American journalism, 1941–1963. Library of America. pp. 15–18. Retrieved 13 September 2011.