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Transcript of rosa parks
Rosa parks was an incredible woman and im sure that she inspired many people
we celebrate her day on February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day,
day she was arrested
On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation.
Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Gold Medal, Spingarn Medal, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Plate Awards
how she died
In her final years, she suffered from dementia.
birthday and death
February 4, 1913
by Claudia Hallett
she died October 24, 2005 at the age of 92
Eventually, she moved to Detroit, where she briefly found similar work. From 1965 to 1988 she served as secretary and receptionist to John Conyers, an African-American U.S. Representative. After retirement, Parks wrote her autobiography and lived a largely private life in Detroit.