Posts Tagged ‘civil rights’

Rosa Parks’ 100th Birthday

Posted on February 11th, 2013 by Akunna in News, Teen Services

The civil rights leader, Rosa Parks, turns 100 this month!

Many of us may have read a lot about how she sparked the 13 month long Montgomery Bus Boycott on Dec. 1, 1955 by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a segregated bus. But did you know that Rosa Parks had been kicked off a bus before 10 years before the Boycott, by the same bus driver, for opposing segregation rules? Did you know that she remained an activist after the Boycott, around issues like having Black history in schools and anti-police brutality? 

Now is a perfect opportunity to learn more about this civil rights hero:

1) Check out the article 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Rosa Parks for more interesting facts about Rosa Parks.

2) Read about Parks’ life in her own words. Check out Rosa Parks: My Story  from the library.






3) Listen to this rare interview  with Parks on the Boycott.

4) Next time you’re in the post office, check out the new stamp!