*Today, February 4, 1913,  Rosa Louis McCauley (Parks) was born in Tuskegee, Alabama.  She is best known for not giving up her seat to a white man on December 1, 1955.   This event, arguabl, sparked what is popularly known as the Civil Rights movement with the Montgomery bus boycott.

No black person rode the busses in Montgomery for a little more than a year.  This was not the first time this incident happpened though.  She had been forced off in 1943, for mistakenly sitting in a seat reserved for whites only.  But, years later when she sat in that seat again, she was an officer at the NAACP; a secretary for the Montgomery chapter. (more…)