Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., 1955 - Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in
On this day, February in 1913 Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Born Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, she was dubbed the "first lady of civil rights" due to her contributions to the civil rights movement.