Political Revolution

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.

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.