Dubbed the "Mother of Civil Rights" for her action to initiate a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks personally autographed this 1979 "Martin Luther King" first day cover. (February 4, 1913 October 24, 2005) was an American.
Best known for her pivotal role in the. Has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". On December 1, 1955, in. S order to relinquish her seat in the "colored section" to a white passenger, after the whites-only section was filled.
Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation, but the. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (NAACP) believed that she was the best candidate for seeing through a court challenge after her arrest for. In violating Alabama segregation laws. Parks' prominence in the community and her willingness to become a controversial figure inspired the black community to boycott the Montgomery buses for over a year, the first major direct action campaign of the post-war civil rights movement.Her case became bogged down in the state courts, but the federal Montgomery bus lawsuit. Resulted in a November 1956 decision that bus segregation is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.
Parks' act of defiance and the Montgomery bus boycott became important symbols of the movement. She became an international icon of resistance to. She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including. President of the local chapter of the NAACP; and.
A new minister in Montgomery who gained national prominence in the civil rights movement and went on to win a. The item "Rosa Parks signed Martin Luther King FDC cover Mother Civil Rights bus boycott" is in sale since Tuesday, October 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical". The seller is "autocovers" and is located in Lagrangeville, New York.
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