Rosa Parks was an American civil rights activist.
She is best known for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white person in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955.
This act of civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a major event in the civil rights movement.
Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama.
She worked as a seamstress and was active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Parks was arrested and convicted for her refusal to give up her seat.
her case was taken up by the NAACP and eventually reached the Supreme Court, which declared the segregation of buses to be unconstitutional.
Parks received numerous awards and honors for her activism.