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Rosa Parks, 1913-2005

25. October 2005 • Matt Hollerbach
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From Channel 4 News

Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks has died, Local 4 has learned.

Parks, 92, reportedly died around 7 p.m. Monday at St. John Hospital on Detroit’s east side.

Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955 landed her in jail and sparked a bus boycott that is considered the start of the modern civil rights movement. The bus is on display at the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn.

Parks, was born Feb. 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Ala. She lived in Detroit.

She will be missed.

  1. Thanks for this, Matt.

    God bless you Rosa Parks. We owe you so much.
       —David Boyle    Oct. 25 '05 - 03:11AM    #
  2. Sad. :(
       —eston    Oct. 25 '05 - 05:00AM    #
  3. Throughout the past fifty years, she has been an inspirational figure.

    Now she is gone.
       —David Cahill    Oct. 25 '05 - 04:45PM    #
  4. Rosa Parks gave what she had (her self) to bring about change. She was an example for all of those who may have thought they could not make a difference. Mrs Parks contributions to our history is priceless. We thank God for sending us Rosa Parks. She is gone but she will never be forgotten.
    Rest in Peace my Sister we love you and miss you already.
       —Dollie M. Williams    Nov. 1 '05 - 12:33PM    #