Rosa Parks: American Civil Rights Activist

Rosa Parks (born February 4, 1913, Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.—died October 24, 2005, Detroit, Michigan) was an American civil rights activist whose refusal to relinquish her seat on a public bus precipitated the 1955–56 Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, which became the spark that ignited the civil rights movement in the United States.

Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Rosa Parks”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 5 Feb. 2024, Accessed 7 February 2024.