She was born in Tuskegee, Alabama,on the 4th of February in 1913. Her parents were James and Leona McCauley. Rose started school in 1919 when she was 6 years old. At that time, schools were segretated. There were black schools and white schools. Later, Parks remembered how white students took buses to their school, but black students had to walk to theirs :
"I'd see the bus pass every day... But to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world"
"THE HISTORY OF THE BUS"
On Dicember 1955 in Montgomery Parks refused to obey bus driver James Blakes's order to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger , after the white section was filled . Parks wasn't the first person to resist bus segregation . She was arrested in Montgomery for not giving up their bus seats months before Parks . NAACP organizers believed that Parks was the best candidate for seeing trough court challenge after her arrest for civil disobbedience inviolating Alabama segregation laws .
"YOU MUST NEVER BE FEARFUL ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING WHEN IT IS RIGHT"
Over although she wasn't a leader of the moviment for civil rights that was developing in the later part of the 1950. The figure of Rosa Parks became an important symbol for activists and consequently was never seen in white segregationist enviroments against the black protest. She received numerous death threots and no longer able to find work decided to move to Detroit, in Michigan, all beginning of the go where began to work as a seamstress.
Later, from 1965 to 1988 she was hired as a secretary for a member of the John Conyers Congress. In February in 1987 Parks faunded The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for self development along with Elaine Eason Steele in honor of her husband Raymond Parks. In 1999 was awarded the gold medal of the congress.
She died in Detroit of natural causes on the 24 October 2005 at the age of 92 years old.