Rosa Parks 1913-2005
Rosa Parks, née Rosa Louise McCauley,
became an African American civil rights activist.
In 1955, Rosa decided to sit down riding the bus. By law she had to
give up her seat for a white man. But she remained where she was,
got arrested, and this started serious stir.
Martin Luther King, Jr. called for a boycott of the bus
A year later, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the law in
question was unconstitutional.