Rosa Parks, who worked as a field hand, took care of her younger brother, and cleaned classrooms for tuition in her childhood, worked as a seamstress, office clerk, and domestic as an adult. Rosa Parks became involved in civil rights activity as well, serving as secretary of the Montgomery, Alabama, NAACP chapter.
boycott also brought national attention to the civil rights cause and to a young minister, the Rev. Martin Luther King, jr.
Rosa Parks continued her commitment to civil rights until her death, willingly serving as a symbol of the civil rights struggle. Rosa Parks died on October 24, 2005, at her Detroit home of natural causes. She was 92.
Even today when I ride a city bus I am grateful that I can sit in the front, middle, or back of the bus. And I am still perplexed at the many people who automatically go to the back of the bus 'cause it's cool' Do people not understand where this country and world has been? Even so, I am grateful for the right of "choice". Choice given to me by many great individuals such as Rosa Parks. Without their stand and commitment for equal rights, equality, would not exist. Thank You Rosa Parks.