This podcast focuses on the civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
Many consider Rosa Parks to be the woman who started the civil rights movement by her act of civil disobedience in her refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus. She suffered greatly for her defiance but became a beloved figure around the world for her strength and humility.
Rosa Parks made a seemingly small gesture in refusing to leave her seat on the December evening, but the impact of her defiance was the catalyst for a movement that would ensure equal rights for all citizens across the United States.
- Rosa Parks (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks
- Rosa Parks (Biography.com): http://www.biography.com/people/rosa-parks-9433715
- Rosa Parks’ Bus (Henry Ford Museum): http://www.thehenryford.org/exhibits/rosaparks/story.asp
- Rosa Parks Facts: http://www.rosaparksfacts.com/
- Montgomery Bus Boycott: http://studythepast.com/civilrights/cases/montgomery_bus_boycott.pdf
- Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ_gNgQsXzQ
- Rosa Parks Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoOd5ltjj8g
- Rosa Parks – Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzTkHrRkhpA
- State of the Union Address Speech by President Clinton (1999): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ9ztNBDlBo