In what year did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat on the bus?
In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. Her brave act of defiance inspired the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Rosa Parks is known as “The First Lady of Civil Rights”.
Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Activist
Civil Rights Activist: Someone who fights for the rights of others to be treated fairly and equally under the law. Montgomery Bus Boycott: A protest against segregation laws on public buses in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Segregation Laws: Laws that separate people based on race, gender, religion, etc.
Rosa Parks was actually not the first person to refuse to give up her seat on a bus. Other Black people had done it before her. Rosa Parks was also an active member of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). In 1996 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.
Work together in pairs: What is one way that Rosa Parks has inspired people to take a stand for what is right?
Work together in pairs: How can you make a difference in your community like Rosa Parks did?
Brain break: Draw a picture of a purple unicorn flying on a rainbow-colored hot air balloon!
Who was Rosa Parks?
- A civil rights activist
- A doctor
- A teacher
- A librarian
Where did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat?
- A bus in Montgomery, Alabama
- A train in Florida
- A plane in Texas
- A car in New York
What did Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her seat lead to?
- The Montgomery Bus Boycott
- The Selma March
- The Birmingham Rally
- The Little Rock Freedom Ride
What did Rosa Parks become known as?
- The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
- The Queen of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
- The Princess of the Freedom Riders
- The Goddess of the Selma March
When did Rosa Parks die?
- October 24, 2005
- January 1, 1998
- April 4, 2001
- March 10, 2006