Rosa Parks' Life
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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks is born in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Sylvester McCauley is born in Tuskegee, Alabama
Rosa's parents divorce and her mother moves the family to Pine Level, Alabama.
Rosa and her brother attend a rural school in Pine Level, but receive most of their education at home.
Rosa is enrolled in Montgomery Industrial School for Girls (Miss White's School for Girls), a private institution.
Rosa attends Booker T. Washington High School for ninth grade, but drops out when her grandmother becomes ill and passes away.
Rosa attends Alabama State Teacher's College for Negroes.
Rosa marries Raymond Parks, a barber, at 19.
Rosa receives her high school dipolma.
World War 2 begins.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in New York, New York, by W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington and Moorfield Storey.
Segregation laws are set in Montgomery, Alabama.
Rosa drops out of school to take care of her sick mother.
Rosa helps defend the Scottsboro boys in court.
Rosa McCauley meets Raymond Parks, a barber, who also helped defend the Scottsboro boys.
Rosa Parks joins the NAACP and is their secretary.
Rosa Parks went to a workshop at Highlander Folk School to learn more about desegregation.
Rosa Parks is arrested for disobeying an Alabama law requiring black passengers to relinquish seats to white passengers when the bus was full.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott, a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama, starts.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott ends.
Rosa and Raymond leave Montgomery, Alabama, to live in Detroit, Michigan, because they were threatened and harassed due to the actions that Rosa made on the bus.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Passed, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
U.S. Representative John Conyers hires Rosa Parks to work for him.
Rosa Parks is award the NAACP's highest award, The Spingarn Medal.
Rosa Parks creates the "Rosa and Raymond Parks Instituion for Self-Development"
Raymond Parks passes away at age 74.
Raymond Parks is born.
President Bill Clinton presented Rosa with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Rosa Parks is diagnosed with dementia.
Rosa Parks passes away.
City officials of Montgomery and Detroit announced that they would put black ribbon the front seats of their buses in honor of Rosa.
Rosa’s coffin was sent to Montgomery, Alabama.
Rosa Parks' funeral is held.
World War 1 starts.
World War 1 ends.
World War 2 ends.
The march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama, begins.
Congress passes the Voting Act of 1965, which abolishes literacy tests, poll taxes, and other such requirements that were used to restrict black voting.
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