Parks, Rosa

F. 1913 D. 2005
Amerikansk borgerrettighedsforkæmper fra 1943 og fremefter, hvis aktion i Selma, Alabama i december 1955 fører til dannelsen af the Montgomery Improvement Association. På tidspunktet for hendes civile ulydighed var Parks sekretær for Montgomerys lokal-afdeling af the National Association for Advancement of Colored People, og havde inden da været på Highlander Folk School, en højskole i Tennessee som virkede for arbejdstagernes rettigheder og etnisk ligestilling. Rosa Parks Day 2000-. og Rosa Parks Library and Museum i Montgommery etableret december 2000 er opkaldt efter hende.
Se også: Martin Luther King.

Litteratur

Cornwell, Robert: En ægte heltinde. I: Information, 10/29/2005.
How Dr. King and Rosa Parks Inspired Folk Legend Pete Seeger, herunder beretningen om Parks på Highlander Folk School.
Pacifica Radio Archives: The Power of African American Women Disc 1
- http://archive.org/details/pra_powerofafricanamericanwomen_1
'Part 1: "Commentary of a Black Souther Busrider" by Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks discusses her refusal to give up her seat to a white man & the resulting bus boycott in Montgomery, AL. April 1956 interview, from BB0566'.
Roger, Sydney: A liberal journalist on the air and on the waterfront : oral history transcript : labor and political issues, 1932-1990 / 1998, I-II.
- http://archive.org/details/liberaljournalist01rogerich , og
- http://archive.org/details/liberaljournalist02rogerich
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