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Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. On December 1, 1955 she refused to obey a bus driver's order to give up her seat  to a white passenger, setting off the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This became one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement leading to nationwide efforts to end segregation of public facilities. She eventually moved to Detroit where she lived until her death in 2005.

Rosa Parks: my story by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins


Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley


Quiet strength: the faith, the hope, and the heart of a woman who changed a nation by reflections by Rosa Parks with Gregory J. Reed


She would not be moved: how we tell the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott by Herbert Kohl ; introduction by Marian Wright Edelman


Stride toward freedom: the Montgomery story by Martin Luther King, Jr. ; [introduction by Clayborne Carson]


The thunder of angels: the Montgomery bus boycott and the people who broke the back of Jim Crow by Donnie Williams ; with Wayne Greenhaw


The long walk home [videodisc] by New Visions Pictures


Boycott [videodisc] by produced by Preston Holmes


The Rosa Parks story [videodisc] by Jaffe/Braunstein Films, Ltd. ; CBS Television