rare photo of Rosa Parks taking her hair down before turning in for ...

The common image of Rosa Parks is a bespectacled woman with hair pulled back. But Parks’ had waist-length hair that she did not reveal publicly.

In this 1955 picture, Rosa Parks is seen in her Montgomery county mugshot after being arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. The actions of Rosa Parks and the subsequent Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the Civil Rights Movement during the mid-20th century.

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

This Rosa Parks mugshot from 1955 marked the start of the Montgomery bus protests. She was dubbed "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement.

Rosa Parks’s mugshot in 1955 after refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. | 32 Of The Most Badass Moments In History

24 Of The Most Badass Moments In History

Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King jr. in 1955

Who Is Your Guardian Angel?

Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., 1955 - Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

This glorious photo of Rosa Parks sitting at the front of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after the Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal in 1956. | 26 Incredible Pictures Of Famous People Throughout History

This glorious photo of Rosa Parks sitting at the front of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after the Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal in 1956.

Rosa Parks - News about Rosa Parks, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Rosa Parks

On December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. She was arrested for not giving up that seat.

Rosa Parks: 60th anniversary of a historic day in Alabama – in pictures

Rosa Parks: 60th anniversary of a historic day in Alabama – in pictures

A picture of Rosa Parks being fingerprinted after she was arrested for not giving up her bus seat.

How Rosa Parks Helped Spark the Montgomery Bus Boycott

A picture of Rosa Parks being fingerprinted after she was arrested for not giving up her bus seat.

Pinterest
Search