Rosa Parks

54 years ago to this day Rosa Parks made history when she refused to give up a bus seat to a white man.

Mrs. Parks may not have been the first Black person to do this, heck that wasn't her first time doing this, but that one simple act started the Montgomery bus boycott.

Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Rosa Parks married Raymond Parks in 1932.

Before her historic bus ride Rosa Parks was no stranger to being involved for civil rights, she was the secretary for the Montgomery branch of the NAACP starting in 1943 a position she held during the 1955 bus boycott. Rosa Parks was also a member of the Voter's League and attended the Highlander Folk School.

Rosa Parks bravery didn't come at a price, after getting arrested due to not giving up her seat on the bus Rosa Parks was fired from her job and her husband quit his job when his boss told him he couldn't talk to people about what his wife did.

Rosa moved to Virgina where she got a job as a hostess in an inn near Hampton University and later on she moved to Detroit, MI taking a job as a seamstress and later own as the secretary for politician John Conyers.