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First Lady of Civil Rights: Rosa Parks

A Bit About Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913. She was an African-American Civil Rights activist, famous for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Parks was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996. She died in 2005, at age 92.


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. Aquileana

    I have recently watched a movie on her!… Such a brave lady and so important as her struggle led us to many conquers with regard to Labor Laws!.
    Thanks for sharing. All the best to you, Aquileana 😀

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for visiting and for your comment. Rosa Parks’ connection to labor laws wasn’t on my radar!

      • Aquileana

        You are right… My mistake… I was thinking in those women machinists at the Ford factory in Dagenham went on strike over equal pay. (1968)… And I linked to it!… The figure I meant to make reference to was Rita O’Grady, but that was in UK not US! Sorry for the distraction … 😛 Aquileana~

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