Today Rosa Parks would’ve been 103 years old. She was born in 1913 and passed away in 2005.
Here are 10 things you may not know about Ms. Parks-
1. Parks was not the first African-American woman to be arrested for refusing to yield her seat on a Montgomery bus.
2. Parks was a civil rights activist before her arrest.
3. Parks had a prior encounter with James Blake, athe bus driver who demanded she vacate her seat.
4. Her act of civil disobedience was not pre-meditated.
5. Parks was not sitting in a whites-only section.
6. Parks did not refuse to leave her seat because her feet were tired.
7. Weeks after her arrest, Parks was jailed a second time for her role in the boycott.
8. Parks was forced to move from Montgomery soon after the boycott.
9. Parks was the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.
10. Bus seats were left empty to honor Parks on the 50th anniversary of her arrest.
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