The Life of Rosa Parks

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In History
  • Raymond Parks was born

    Raymond Parks was born
    Rosa's husband, Raymond Parks, was born in Dawsonville, Georgia.
  • Parents marry

    Parents marry
    Rosa Parks parents get married and they have Rosa and her brother, Sylvester.
  • Rosa Parks was born

    Rosa Parks was born
    Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    When Rosa was 6 years old, the Ku Klux Klan attacked the African Americans in her area. Luckily, she wasn't attacked.
  • Moved to Montgomery

    Moved to Montgomery
    Rosa and her family move to Montgomery, Alabama, where the boycott started.
  • job at Maxwell Field

    job at Maxwell Field
    Rosa got a job at Maxwell Field, the local Army Air Force base.
  • Rosa and Raymond married

    Rosa and Raymond married
    Rosa and Raymond Parks got married.
  • Edgar Daniel Nixon

    Edgar Daniel Nixon
    Rosa met Edgar Nixon. He was the president of the Montgomery Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • Joined the NAACP

    Joined the NAACP
    Rosa joined the NAACP, a national organization that protests against racial discrimination, lynching, brutality, and unequal education.
  • Finally a registered voter

    Finally a registered voter
    Rosa took the test to get registered to vote after 3 attempts and finally passed. She was now a registered voter.
  • Bus seat refusal

    Bus seat refusal
    Rosa Parks refused to get up out of her seat on the Montgomery city bus when a white man demanded to have it. s a result, she was arrested.
  • Bus boycott

    Bus boycott
    Rosa officially started the bus boycott
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Rosa meets Martin Luther King Jr. This was important because he had a huge impact on making segregation illegal.
  • Segregation becomes illegal

    Segregation becomes illegal
    Court ruled in their favor that segregation on the Montgomery buses was unconstitutional.
  • Raymond Parks death

    Raymond Parks death
    Raymond Parks died on August 19, 1977.
  • Rosa Parks death

    Rosa Parks death
    Rosa Parks died on October 24, 2005.