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Rosa Parks's Death

Rosa Parks

The life and death of Rosa Parks:

There was little indication in the early part of her life that she would make history but she became a civil rights icon when she refused to give up her seat on an Alabama bus.

Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama and attended rural schools until moving to Montgomery when she was eleven years old. She was active in the Civil Rights Movement as early as 1943 when she joined the NAACP chapter in Montgomery. She worked as a secretary there.

And then came a December day in 1955, when she refused to follow a bus driver's order to give up her seat on this bus…

Rosa Parks bus she refused to give up her seat on

…for a white passenger. That started her on a civil rights career that became legendary in American history.

She died of natural causes at the age of 92 in Detroit and she ended up being only the third non U.S. government official and the first woman to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

For more information about her life and battles, view Rosa Parks Arrest.