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Rosa Parks

  • The Begining

    This Rosa Parks timeline starts on February 4, 1913 when Rosa Louise McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her parents were James McCauley, a carpenter and Schoolteacher Leona McCauley
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    Rosa Parks timespan

  • Brother was born

    Her brother, Sylvester McCauley was born
  • Moving day

    The family moved from Tuskegee to Pine Level, Alabama
  • Education

    Rosa received some of her education at home and also attended the rural school in Pine Level
  • Montgomery Industial School

    Rosa is enrolled in Montgomery Industrial School for Girls (Miss White's School for Girls), a private institution
  • 9th grade drop out

    She attends Booker T. Washington High School for ninth grade, but drops out when her grand mother becomes seriously ill and subsequently dies
  • Grade 10 and 11

    For 10th and 11th grades, she attends Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes
  • Barber

    Marries Raymond Parks, a barber, at 19
  • Diploma

    Receives her high school diploma with the help and encouragement of her husband Raymond Parks

    12 years before Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat and is forced from the bus.She then tries to register to vote and is denied. She becomes secretary of the Montgomery NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an organization formed to promote use of the courts to restore the legal rights of black Americans)
  • White school

    Baltimore Court rules Donald murray must be admitted to white law school.,
  • World War 2

    WW2 begins

    She tries to register to vote and is denied. She becomes secretary of the Montgomery NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an organization formed to promote use of the courts to restore the legal rights of black Americans)
  • WW2 ends

    WW2 ends
    Rosa Parks finally receives certificate for voting after three attempts
  • Supreme Court

    June 3: The U.S. Supreme Court banned segregation in interstate bus travel
  • Riots.

    Aug 10: Race riots occur in Athens, Alabama
  • Philadephia, Pennsylvania

    September 29, Race riots erupt in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Civil Rights

    December 5: The National Committee on Civil Rights is created by President Harry Truman to investigate racism in America.,
  • Freedom riders

    April 9: "Freedom Riders" tested the laws of interstate bus travel in the segregated South
  • Jackie robinson

    April 15: Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Secure these rights

    Committee on Civil Rights under President Truman condemn racial injustices towards Blacks in America in a report dated October 29, 1947, entitled "To Secure These Rights."
  • Secretary

    Rosa and her husband Raymond work with Montgomery branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP's) programs. Rosa Parks acts as secretary and later a youth leader
  • Supreme Count

    May 17: U.S Supreme Court rules that racial segregation in the public schools of America was unconstitutional
  • Public School

    May 31: U.S. Supreme Court orders desegregation of the public schools "with all deliberate speed"
  • Martin Luther King

    August: Rosa Parks meets Martin Luther King
  • Emmett Till

    August 28: Emmett Till, age 14, was tortured and lynched in Money, Mississippi
  • Bans Segregation

    November 25: The Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in buses and all waiting rooms involved in interstate travel
  • Rosa Parks is arrested

    December 1: Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to give her seat on the bus to a white passenger. She is arrested, fingerprinted, jailed by police and fined $14.
  • Guilty

    December 5: She stands trial and is found guilty of breaking the segregation laws.
  • President

    December 5: Martin Luther King becomes the president of the Montgomery Improvement Association which was organised due to protest against the incident involving Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott begins which will last 381 days.
  • Loses Job

    January: Rosa Parks loses her job as a seamstress at Montgomery Fair ..
  • Black passeners legal

    December 21: The Montgomery buses are desegregated and black passengers could legally take any seat on the city's buses
  • Detroit

    Rosa Parks and her husband and mother move to Detroit where she works as a seamstress
    Rosa then leaves to work at Virginia University in Hampton
  • ending seregation

    January – The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is formed to form a strategy for ending segregation, and Martin Luther King is elected president
  • Civil rights act

    September 9: Congress of the United States passes the Civil Rights Act of 1957
  • M.L.K Stabbed

    September 20: Dr. Martin Luther King is stabbed by a woman while at a book signing in a department store in Harlem, New York
  • Returns to Detriot

    Rosa Parks returns to Detroit
  • Signs Civil rights act

    May 6: President Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960 into law
  • Bus burned

    May 4: A group of 'Freedom Riders' left Washington, on Greyhound buses, and, on the way near Anniston, Alabama, the bus was burned, and the riders were beaten
  • Support

    October 16: Martin Luther King meets with President Kennedy to gain his support for the civil rights movement
  • Arrested

    December 16: Dr. King and other protesters are arrested in albany, Georgia
  • Sewing

    Rosa Parks helps a friend open sewing factory on the west-side of detroit
  • Riot

    September 30: Riots break out on the campus at the University of Mississippi
  • black protest

    April 3: Birmingham, Alabama police chief, Eugene "Bull" Connor, becomes a symbol of racism when he broadcasts his methods of using dogs and fire hoses to stop peaceful demonstrators of the Black protest movement
  • refusing black students

    June 11: Governor George Wallace stands in the door of the University of Alabama, refusing the entrance of Black students
  • medgar evers

    June 12: Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi
  • leadership

    Rosa Parks speaks at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • I have a dream

    August 28: Martin Luther King meets with President John F. Kennedy and after their meeting Dr. King delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to a crowd estimated at 250,000 at the Marched on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Rosa Parks is one of the many in the crowd.
  • 43 killed

    May 1 - October 1: Summer riots where 43 people are killed
  • M.L.K shot

    April 4: While standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, tennessee Dr. Martin luther king is shot and killed
  • Husband Dies

    1977: Her husband, Raymond Parks, 74, dies of cancer.
  • spingarn Medal

    Rosa Parks receives NAACP's Spingarn Medal
  • This book

    first book, "Rosa Parks My Story"
  • Rosa Parks dies

    October 24: Rosa Parks dies on in her Detroit home
  • Funeral

    November 2: Rosa Parks' funeral service, seven hours long, was held at the Greater Grace Temple Church.