Happy Birthday Rosa Parks

Published On February 4, 2014 » 292 Views» By Sheldon Jackson » Black History
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On this day, February 4, 1913, over 101 years ago one of the most inspirational women in Black History was born. She was Rosa Louise McCauley (Rosa Parks) in Tuskegee, Alabama. During her youthful years she attended Alabama State Teachers College for Negros. Rosa Parks is most famous for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on the bus after she had a long day. She was arrested on the spot and with this incident sparked the beginnings of the Montgomery Bus Boy.

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The United States Congress has labeled Rosa Parks as “the first lady of civil rights movement” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. She is also considered an honorary member of the grand sorority of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.  On October 24th, 2005 Rosa Louise McCauley Parks passed at the age of 92.

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