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Monday, October 24, 2005

US civil rights icon Parks dies

On July 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a black American woman, refused to move from the white section of a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The event caused a boycott of local buses by blacks knwon as The Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped set in motion the US Civil Rights movement.



  • Rosa Parks on Wikipedia.org
  • BBC News' Article "US civil rights icon Parks dies", October 25, 2005
  • Cartoons on Cagle
  • Video on Rosa Parks


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