Rosa Parks by Jeanne Lloyd

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks
1913 - 2005 
Ignited the U.S. civil rights on December 1. 1956, when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. This act of defiance sparked the movement that eventually ended legal segregation in America. As a result of her refusal to change her seat, Parks was arrested for violating the Montgomery, Alabama City Code regarding racial segregation on the city's public transportation.