|Rosa Louise McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama
on February 4, 1913. She became Rosa Parks when she married Raymond
Parks in 1932. The couple were both activists for the NAACP and
promoted the the fight for racial equality. At the time when she
refused to give up her seat on the bus, Mrs. Parks was working as a
seamstress at a department store.
Although her husband passed away in 1977, Mrs. Parks has hardly
disappeared. She has co-founded groups such as the Rosa and Raymond
Parks Institute for Self-Development and The Parks Legacy. She has
also written a number of books based on her experiences from
working for racial equality.