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
Rosa Parks timespan
Brother was born
Her brother, Sylvester McCauley was born
The family moved from Tuskegee to Pine Level, Alabama
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
Marries Raymond Parks, a barber, at 19
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)
Baltimore Court rules Donald murray must be admitted to white law school.,
World War 2
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)
Rosa Parks finally receives certificate for voting after three attempts
June 3: The U.S. Supreme Court banned segregation in interstate bus travel
Aug 10: Race riots occur in Athens, Alabama
September 29, Race riots erupt in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
December 5: The National Committee on Civil Rights is created by President Harry Truman to investigate racism in America.,
April 9: "Freedom Riders" tested the laws of interstate bus travel in the segregated South
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."
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
May 17: U.S Supreme Court rules that racial segregation in the public schools of America was unconstitutional
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
August 28: Emmett Till, age 14, was tortured and lynched in Money, Mississippi
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.
December 5: She stands trial and is found guilty of breaking the segregation laws.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
October 16: Martin Luther King meets with President Kennedy to gain his support for the civil rights movement
December 16: Dr. King and other protesters are arrested in albany, Georgia
Rosa Parks helps a friend open sewing factory on the west-side of detroit
September 30: Riots break out on the campus at the University of Mississippi
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
June 12: Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi
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.
May 1 - October 1: Summer riots where 43 people are killed
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
1977: Her husband, Raymond Parks, 74, dies of cancer.
Rosa Parks receives NAACP's Spingarn Medal
first book, "Rosa Parks My Story"
Rosa Parks dies
October 24: Rosa Parks dies on in her Detroit home
November 2: Rosa Parks' funeral service, seven hours long, was held at the Greater Grace Temple Church.