How Did Rosa Parks Influence The Civil Rights Movement

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Rosa Parks Rosa Parks was a central figure in the United States civil rights movement. Her full name was Rosa Louise McCauley Parks. She lived in Tuskegee, Alabama. In 1932 she married Raymond Parks. She later made her living as a seamstress. On February 4, 1913, Rosa Parks instigated the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955 to 1956. She did this by refusing to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger as required by law. Although secretary of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people, Rosa Parks acted alone. Her defiance and the successful boycott cost her livelihood until she moved to Detroit in 1957. Her defiance and the successful boycott inspired later challenge to racial segregation. Parks became known as the “mother of the civil rights movement.” Rosa Louie McCauley was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama to James and Lona McCauley. At age two her family moved to Pine Level, Alabama, to live with her…show more content…
Though her health declined as she entered her seventies, Parks continued to make many appearances and devoted considerable energy to these causes. Rosa Parks has received many awards and has been recognized over her achievements. President Bill Clinton presented parks with the presidential Medal of Freedom the highest honor to a civilian in 1996. Three years later Congress presented her with the Congressional gold medal. On top of that she was also the guest of President Bill Clinton at his state of the union address that same year where he praised her for her unending support of the civil rights movement. Unfortunely, Parks Passed away of natural causes in Detroit on October 24th, 2005. She was ninety two years

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