Rosa Parks' Death
Born (Birthday) 19130204
Death Date October 24, 2005
Age of Death 92 years
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Profession Civil Rights Leader
The civil rights leader Rosa Parks died at the age of 92. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Civil rights activist who became known as “The first lady of civil rights” after she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1955. This act instigated the legendary Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped end racial segregation on public transit across the country.
She married barber Raymond Parks, a member of the NAACP, in 1932.
“There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take… The line between reason and madness grows thinner.” (Rosa Parks)
“Time begins the healing process of wounds cut deeply by oppression. We soothe ourselves with the salve of attempted indifference, accepting the false pattern set up by the horrible restriction of Jim Crow laws.” (Rosa Parks)
“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” (Rosa Parks)
“Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” (Rosa Parks)
“God has always given me the strength to say what is right.” (Rosa Parks)