Raymond Parks was active in civil rights, raising money for the legal defense of the Scottsboro boys, a case in which nine African-American boys were accused of raping two white women.
- Rosa Parks, born February 4, 1913, died October 24, 2005.
Rosa Parks was one of the people that change America to what it is today.
Also, she’s one the reasons why there are no more racism around.
America today is filled with many different cultures and people, thanks to Rosa Parks. Well, Rosa Parks refused to move from here seat in the bus and stand up for herself and her people.
She attended the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls and then the Alabama State Teachers' College for Negroes, finishing 11th grade there.
She married Raymond Parks, a self-educated man, in 1932 and at his urging completed high school.
In the late 1940s, Parks participated in discussions within civil rights activists about desegregating transportation.
In 1953, a boycott in Baton Rouge succeeded in that cause, and the Supreme Court's decision in On Dec.
The black community mobilized a boycott of the bus system, which lasted for 381 days and resulted in the end of segregation on Montgomery's buses. They moved to Detroit in August 1957 and continued their civil rights activism.
In June 1956, a judge ruled that bus transportation within a state couldn't be segregated. Rosa Parks went to the 1963 March on Washington, site of King's "I Have a Dream" speech.