Rosa Parks

Title

Rosa Parks

Subject

Women's rights

Description

Activist who fought to make society safer for women and to end racial segregation

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image copyright: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rosaparks.jpg

Contributor

Delta College

Birth Date

1913

Birthplace

Tuskegee, Alabama

Death Date

2005

Biographical Text

Rosa Parks is best known for refusing to sit at the back of a segregated bus thus launching the Montgomery Bus Boycott. What made Rosa turn her attention to bus segregation? They were areas where black women were often harassed, beaten, or raped. Parks had campaigned since the early 1940s to end sexual assault against women. After her 1955 arrest for refusing to give up her seat, she fought the rest of her life to achieve civil rights and end violence towards women.

Bibliography

McGuire, Danielle. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. New York: Knopf Press, 2010.

http://atthedarkendofthestreet.com/

For an audio-recording on Rosa Parks, see: http://www.delta.edu/socsci/history/this-moment-in-time.aspx

Files

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Date Added
May 15, 2014
Collection
Women's Rights
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Rosa Parks,” Women Who Dared, accessed July 23, 2018, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/1.