1, 1955, arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a municipal bus to a white man sparked the Montgomery bus boycott. This successful protest, which lasted just over a year, marked the emergence of Martin Luther King, Jr. To national prominence as a civil-rights leader and provided the model for future nonviolent movement actions. Fired from her job and unable to find work, Parks moved in 1957 to Detroit, where she remained active in the civil-rights movement and worked (1965-88) as an aide to Congressman John Conyers.
She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress's highest honor, in 1999. This is one of the Best guarantees anywhere!
The item "ROSA PARKS Autographed Inscribed Signed Check Document Civil Rights NAACP" is in sale since Sunday, January 10, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical". The seller is "legendsinhistory" and is located in California. This item can be shipped to United States.