Black History:  Special Delivery!!

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks is a civil rights icon who is well known for not giving up her seat on a Montgomery Bus in 1955. Below are some facts that you may not know about Rosa Parks.

  1. Parks had been thrown off the bus a decade earlier by the same bus driver –
  2. Parks was a lifelong believer in self-defense. Malcolm X was one of her personal heroes
  3. Her husband was her political partner
  4. Many of Parks’ ancestors were Indians.
  5. Parks’ arrest had grave consequences for her family’s health and economic well-being

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