Rosa Parks

Professor Jeanne Theoharis recently obtained a letter that confirmed civil rights icon Rosa Parks really didn't care for Justice Thomas. 

Award-winning actress Kerry Washington definitely took the cake for Black History Month with her month-long #BlackHERStory photo series on Instagram honoring female pioneers in the movement.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city on Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey pulled back a cloth to […]

Mattel is immortalizing the Civil Rights icon because she "made the world a better place."

The home where civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks once lived will be auctioned off.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The small, tired house with peeling white paint once served as a refuge for Rosa Parks in Detroit. It has traveled across the world and back in an odyssey conceived by an artist and a Parks family member determined to preserve the civil rights activist’s legacy. It was rescued for $500 […]

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has canceled plans to display the house where Rosa Parks lived for a time after she left the south and moved to Detroit. The house had been on a demolition list until it was saved by Parks’ niece and artist Ryan Mendoza, who moved it to Berlin. He brought […]

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Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat 62 years ago was only the beginning. Premiering on TV One in February, Behind the Movement offers a closer look at how the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott was planned in just three days and ultimately led to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. A new trailer released […]

Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks’ Detroit home will be on display in Providence, Rhode Island next year.

Filmmaker Julie Dash is preparing to direct a biopic on civil rights icon Rosa Parks, which will focus on the decade before the seminal moment she refused to give up her seat for a white person on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. According to Deadline, the story will center on Parks as an activist seeking justice […]

Rosa Parks rightfully holds a place in history for resisting the racist Jim Crow laws in Alabama when she refused to give up her seat to a white person in 1955. However, Irene Morgan Kirkaldy deserves just as much praise for her actions eleven years prior to Parks’ more famous stand. Irene Morgan, as she […]