Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, at the age of 42, became heroic for taking a definitive stance against the Jim Crow laws of the south and deciding not to vacate her seat to accommodate white passengers boarding a segregated Montgomery, Alabama city bus. This milestone in the history of the United States, the event (including her decision, her resolve, her arrest, the 381-day bus boycott challenging the city public transportation ordinance) and her previous and subsequent work advancing civil rights in the U.S. and the world, is virtually absent from critical academic discourse.

The Voices & Choices Center of Rohrbach Library has created the following resource about Rosa Parks. We hope you will use it to find more information on this American treasure.


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  1. 1 Anonymous November 2, 2005 at 6:29 pm

    This is so nice and so timely.

  2. 2 Anonymous November 21, 2005 at 3:45 pm

    What a brave woman Rosa Parks was! If only people would take a stand for what they believe in today.

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