Black History Month- Rosa Parks

  -February 4, 1913- October 24, 2005 -Named "The Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement" - Most historians date the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in the United States to December 1, 1955. -That was the day when an unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. This brave woman, Rosa Parks, was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an ... [read more]