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Rosa Parks

The first lady of civil rights.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1960
[Rosa Parks seated at the front of a bus in a staged portrait taken after the Montgomery bus boycott]
Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913, to Leona (née Edwards), a teacher, and James McCauley, a carpenter. In addition to African ancestry, one of Parks' great-grandfathers was Scots-Irish and one of her great-grandmothers a part-Native American slave.

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks rejected bus driver James F. Blake's order to relinquish her seat in the "colored section" to a white passenger, after the whites-only section was filled.

Parks' act of defiance and the Montgomery bus boycott became important symbols of the movement. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including Edgar Nixon, president of the local chapter of the NAACP; and Martin Luther King Jr., a new minister in Montgomery who gained national prominence in the civil rights movement and went on to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

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 civil disobedience in violating Alabama segregation laws. Parks' prominence in the community inspired the black community to boycott the Montgomery buses for over a year.

Shortly after the boycott, she moved to Detroit, where she was active in the Black Power movement and the support of political prisoners in the US.

Parks received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, becoming the third of only four Americans to ever receive this honor. California and Missouri commemorate Rosa Parks Day on her birthday February 4, while Ohio and Oregon commemorate the occasion on the anniversary of the day she was arrested, December 1.
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Anderson McCauley, Rosa Parks' paternal grandfather

Anderson McCauley, Rosa Parks' paternal grandfather

Photographic copy of a head-and-shoulders portrait of Anderson McCauley (ca. 1850-1917), facing front. Original possibly a drawing or painting. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials f... more

Anderson McCauley, Rosa Parks' paternal grandfather

Anderson McCauley, Rosa Parks' paternal grandfather

Photographic copy of a head-and-shoulders portrait of Anderson McCauley (ca. 1850-1917), facing front. Original possibly a drawing or painting. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials fr... more

Head-and-shoulders portrait of a woman

Head-and-shoulders portrait of a woman

Copy photograph, possibly showing a young Leona Edwards, Rosa Parks' mother. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Louisa McCauley, Rosa Parks' paternal grandmother

Louisa McCauley, Rosa Parks' paternal grandmother

Photograph shows a head-and-shoulders portrait of Louisa Collins McCauley (ca. 1875-1941), Rosa Parks' paternal grandmother. Title devised by Library staff. Inscription on separate piece of paper housed with it... more

Rev. and Mrs. Dominick (Aunt Addie McCauley) Chas. D. Robinson, Tuskegee Institute, Ala

Rev. and Mrs. Dominick (Aunt Addie McCauley) Chas. D. Robinson, Tuskeg...

Photograph shows Addie (or Ada) McCauley, Rosa Parks' paternal aunt, with her husband Rev. J. I. Dominick. Title from handwritten caption on paper mount. Photographer credit printed on paper mount. Forms part o... more

Sampson Smith w Rosa McCauley Parks

Sampson Smith w Rosa McCauley Parks

Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

James McCauley, 1925

James McCauley, 1925

Photograph shows a half-length portrait of James McCauley, Rosa Parks' father, facing front. Title from handwritten caption on back of postcard in the hand of Rosa Parks. Illustration in: Rosa Parks, My Story /... more

Leona McCauley, 1925

Leona McCauley, 1925

Photograph shows a portrait of Rosa Parks' mother, Leona Edwards McCauley (seated), with cousin, Beatrice Brooks. Title and date from item. Note attached to photo inscribed (in Rosa Parks' hand): "Beatrice Broo... more

Portrait of a young woman, probably Rosa Parks, standing outside, facing front

Portrait of a young woman, probably Rosa Parks, standing outside, faci...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Everee Ward

Everee Ward

Photograph shows a half-length portrait of Reba "Everee" McCauley Ward, Rosa Parks' aunt, on an Electrolux Corporation employee identification card issued 3-16-45. Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materia... more

Leona Edwards McCauley, Rosa Parks' mother, sitting outside

Leona Edwards McCauley, Rosa Parks' mother, sitting outside

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Mary Yvonne McCauley, first daughter of Sylvester and Daisy McCauley

Mary Yvonne McCauley, first daughter of Sylvester and Daisy McCauley

Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Everee Ward and friend's baby

Everee Ward and friend's baby

Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Sylvester James McCauley, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front

Sylvester James McCauley, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front

Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Montgomery, Alabama branch, NAACP meeting, about 1947

Montgomery, Alabama branch, NAACP meeting, about 1947

Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks and friend, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich., 1948

Rosa Parks and friend, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich., 1948

Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Uncle Lloyd McCauley

Uncle Lloyd McCauley

Photograph shows Lloyd McCauley, Rosa Parks' uncle, leaning against a car, wearing a "Lake Shore Motel" work uniform and hat, Chicago, Illinois. Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Pa... more

Louise McCauley, Rosa Parks' first cousin, sitting with an infant and a girl

Louise McCauley, Rosa Parks' first cousin, sitting with an infant and ...

Title devised by Library staff Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Aunt Everee Ward

Aunt Everee Ward

Photograph shows a half-length portrait of Reba "Everee" McCauley Ward, Rosa Parks' aunt. Title from item. "Proof, please return, Sherman Studio" printed on front of image. Forms part of: Visual Materials from ... more

Mrs. Septima Clark and Rosa Parks at Highlander Folk School, Monteagle, Tennessee

Mrs. Septima Clark and Rosa Parks at Highlander Folk School, Monteagle...

Title devised by Library staff. Used as illustration in: Rosa Parks, My Story / by Rosa Parks, with Jim Haskins. New York: Dial Books. 1992, p. 104. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (L... more

Rosa Parks, half-length portrait, facing slightly right

Rosa Parks, half-length portrait, facing slightly right

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, November 1956

Rosa Parks, November 1956

Photograph shows a head-and-shoulders portrait of Rosa Parks, facing slightly right. Title and date from handwritten annotation on back of photo. "12" written on the back, upper left corner. Forms part of: Visu... more

Rosa Parks, Trenton, N. J., 1956

Rosa Parks, Trenton, N. J., 1956

Photograph shows Rosa Parks sitting on a sofa with an unidentified man. Title and date from item. Printed on back: "Photo Nevr-Fade Prints [Nov]ember 1956". Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks P... more

Rosa Parks, Trenton, N. J.

Rosa Parks, Trenton, N. J.

Photograph shows Rosa Parks sitting on a sofa with a newspaper in her lap. Title devised by Library staff. Printed on back: "Photo Nevr-Fade Prints November 1956". Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa ... more

Group portrait with Rosa Parks and others, likely at an event, after the Montgomery Bus boycott

Group portrait with Rosa Parks and others, likely at an event, after t...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right

Rosa Parks, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right

Title devised by Library staff. Handwritten text on back: "Fall 1956". Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, Mrs. Septima Clark, Mrs. Leona McCauley, Highlander Folk School, Dec. 1956

Rosa Parks, Mrs. Septima Clark, Mrs. Leona McCauley, Highlander Folk S...

Photograph shows Rosa Parks with Septima Clark (center) and her mother Leona McCauley (right) at the Highlander Folk School, Monteagle, Tennessee. Title from item. Used as illustration in: Rosa Parks, My Story ... more

Rosa Parks meeting with Dr. Fred Paterson (center), President, Tuskegee Institute and James Johnson, Highlander Folk School, Monteagle, Tennessee

Rosa Parks meeting with Dr. Fred Paterson (center), President, Tuskege...

Title devised by Library staff. Used as illustration in: Rosa Parks, My Story / by Rosa Parks, with Jim Haskins. New York: Dial Books. 1992, p. 106. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (L... more

Portrait of Rosa Parks, standing with an unidentifed man, likely at an event

Portrait of Rosa Parks, standing with an unidentifed man, likely at an...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks speaking at the State of Alabama Tea at the home of Elizabeth Caffey

Rosa Parks speaking at the State of Alabama Tea at the home of Elizabe...

Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks at the home of Elizabeth Caffey during the State of Alabama Tea

Rosa Parks at the home of Elizabeth Caffey during the State of Alabama...

Title devised by Library staff. "May God bless you and keep you. Yours truly, Elizabeth" inscription on back of print. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks at House of Beauty

Rosa Parks at House of Beauty

Photograph shows a half-length portrait of Rosa Parks, taken at the International House of Beauty salon, Detroit, Michigan. The salon was co-owned by Parks' friend Louise Tappes. Title from item. Forms part of:... more

Leona Edwards McCauley, Rosa Parks' mother

Leona Edwards McCauley, Rosa Parks' mother

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, Hon. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Rosa Parks, Hon. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks in a group portrait with nine young men

Rosa Parks in a group portrait with nine young men

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks standing near an apple tree with three children

Rosa Parks standing near an apple tree with three children

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Leona Edwards McCauley, Rosa Parks' mother

Leona Edwards McCauley, Rosa Parks' mother

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks sitting at a table near a civil rights exhibition featuring photographs related to the Montgomery bus boycott

Rosa Parks sitting at a table near a civil rights exhibition featuring...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Leona Edwards McCauley, Rosa Parks' mother

Leona Edwards McCauley, Rosa Parks' mother

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Oliver Lagrone standing, Dr. Ethelene Crockett at piano-organ?

Oliver Lagrone standing, Dr. Ethelene Crockett at piano-organ?

Title from handwritten caption on back of print. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, sitting second from right, with a group of women

Rosa Parks, sitting second from right, with a group of women

Title devised by Library staff. Text on back: "Ida Thomas (2) copies" and "#45". Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Clergyman speaking at a program attended by Rosa Parks and others

Clergyman speaking at a program attended by Rosa Parks and others

Photograph shows Rosa Parks sitting behind speaker, with other unidentified men, possibly program guests. Title devised by Library staff. "042J" and "2" on back of print. Forms part of: Visual Materials from th... more

Rosa Parks and activist Anne Shore at a social event or meeting, 1963

Rosa Parks and activist Anne Shore at a social event or meeting, 1963

Title devised by Library staff. Date (June 1963) from item. Text on back of print: "another party man unknown to me. Anne Shore, Civil Rights Congress, Anne, Rosa Parks". Forms part of: Visual Materials from th... more

Rosa Parks, Rev. Ralph Abernathy and an unidentified woman during a NAACP women's division reception for Abernathy, the guest speaker at a mass meeting, Detroit, June 5, 1964

Rosa Parks, Rev. Ralph Abernathy and an unidentified woman during a NA...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks left, Ruth Smost, Tommie Marable

Rosa Parks left, Ruth Smost, Tommie Marable

Title and date (Oct. 1964) from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

NAACP women's division, sponsor of a reception for Rev. Dr. Abernathy, guest speaker, mass meeting, Detroit, June 5, 1964

NAACP women's division, sponsor of a reception for Rev. Dr. Abernathy,...

Title from item. Inscription on back: "The Rev. is tired here, during the St. Augustine situation he lost many nights of sleep." Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks at a meeting or event, possibly associated with the United Auto Workers

Rosa Parks at a meeting or event, possibly associated with the United ...

Stamped on back: "Compliments of Bard Young, Director Region 1-E UAW". "042J" printed on back. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Mrs. Leona McCauley in church service, St. Matthew AME Church, Detroit, Michigan

Mrs. Leona McCauley in church service, St. Matthew AME Church, Detroit...

Photograph shows Leona McCauley, Rosa Parks' mother, third person standing in center aisle, at church service in Detroit, Mich. Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Libra... more

Patricia Cadwell & Rosa Parks with two students, Detroit, Mich

Patricia Cadwell & Rosa Parks with two students, Detroit, Mich

Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Affairs Committee of 1000, Inc., Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 1965

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Aff...

Photographs includes Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress). Text on back: "076J."

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Affairs Committee of 1000, Inc., Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 1965

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Aff...

Photograph includes Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress). Text on back: "074J."

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Affairs Committee of 1000, Inc., Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 1965

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Aff...

Photographs includes Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress). Text on back: "076J."

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Affairs Committee of 1000, Inc., Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 1965

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Aff...

Photographs includes Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress). Text on back: "073J."

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Affairs Committee of 1000, Inc., Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 1965

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Aff...

Photograph includes Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks and Louise Tappes. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress). Text on back: "073J."

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Affairs Committee of 1000, Inc., Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 1965

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Aff...

Photograph includes Raymond Parks, Rosa Parks and Louise Tappes. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress). Text on back: "075J."

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Affairs Committee of 1000, Inc., Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 1965

Tribute Dinner honoring Rosa Parks sponsored by the Women's Public Aff...

Photographs includes Raymond Parks, Rosa Parks, Louise Tappes and Coretta Scott King. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress). Text on ba... more

Rosa Parks and Honorable Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Rosa Parks and Honorable Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Poor Peoples March at Washingon Monument and Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Poor Peoples March at Washingon Monument and Lincoln Memorial, Washing...

Photograph shows Rosa Parks, one of the speakers at a rally near the Washington Monument, Washington D.C. on June 19, 1968 held as part of the Poor People's Campaign. (Source: Washington Post, June 20, 1986) Ti... more

Leona Edwards McCauley, Rosa Parks' mother

Leona Edwards McCauley, Rosa Parks' mother

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Portrait of Rosa Parks standing next to tropical plants, 1970

Portrait of Rosa Parks standing next to tropical plants, 1970

Title devised by Library staff. Date (May 1970) from Polaroid photograph mount. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Three calligraphy examples showing "Mrs. Rosa Parks" written in Chinese (top), Arabic (middle), Hindi and Tamil scripts

Three calligraphy examples showing "Mrs. Rosa Parks" written in Chines...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress). Exhibited: "Rosa Parks: Beyond the Bus" at the South Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library... more

Rosa and Raymond Parks standing in front of a white automobile, likely in Detroit, Michigan

Rosa and Raymond Parks standing in front of a white automobile, likely...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks with nieces Rhea and Susan McCauley and Rhea's children

Rosa Parks with nieces Rhea and Susan McCauley and Rhea's children

Photograph includes Rhea McCauley (left), Rosa Parks, Susan McCauley, Edward Fusello Jr., Renee Fusello, Edria Fusello (Rhea's children). Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the... more

Rosa and Raymond Parks walking with backs toward camera, likely at a family reunion

Rosa and Raymond Parks walking with backs toward camera, likely at a f...

Title devised by Library staff. Text on back of print: "Reunion". Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa and Raymond Parks standing in a garden, likely in Detroit, Michigan

Rosa and Raymond Parks standing in a garden, likely in Detroit, Michig...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Portrait of Rosa Parks standing in a garden, 1970

Portrait of Rosa Parks standing in a garden, 1970

Title devised by Library staff. Date (May 1970) from Polaroid photograph mount. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks speaking in a classroom

Rosa Parks speaking in a classroom

Photograph also includes Louise Tappes at the rear of the classroom, to the left of Parks. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks standing near swimming pool at a home or hotel near the coast

Rosa Parks standing near swimming pool at a home or hotel near the coa...

Title devised by Library staff. Date (May 1970) from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks sitting near a microphone at an unidentified event, 1970

Rosa Parks sitting near a microphone at an unidentified event, 1970

Title devised by Library staff. Date (May 1970) from Polaroid photograph mount. Photograph damaged right side. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks at a party honoring Sallye Davis, Angela Davis' mother

Rosa Parks at a party honoring Sallye Davis, Angela Davis' mother

Title devised by Library staff. Text on back of print: "from left- 1st unknown, 2nd Claudia More[con?], *sisters, Sally [i.e., Sallye] Davis, Angela Davis' mother, Rosa Parks. *party honoring Sally Davis, couri... more

Rosa Parks at an event with Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, 1970s

Rosa Parks at an event with Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, 1970s

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, wearing hat, seated facing crowd, at an outdoor event or civil rights rally

Rosa Parks, wearing hat, seated facing crowd, at an outdoor event or c...

Photograph may also show Parks' mother, Leona McCauley, seated behind Parks. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks standing at a podium with two gentlemen

Rosa Parks standing at a podium with two gentlemen

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks at an event with Coretta Scott King (seated) and two unidentified men

Rosa Parks at an event with Coretta Scott King (seated) and two uniden...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks and Pat Cadwell's niece and two nephews, Newport News, Va

Rosa Parks and Pat Cadwell's niece and two nephews, Newport News, Va

Title and date from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks with mother Leona McCauley, 1972

Rosa Parks with mother Leona McCauley, 1972

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, in deaconess dress, and others outside St. Matthew AME Church, Detroit, Michigan

Rosa Parks, in deaconess dress, and others outside St. Matthew AME Chu...

Title devised by Library staff. "Bonus Photo exclusive with film service by Hite photo" printed above image. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Four identical portraits of Rosa Parks, taken when she received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Columbia College, Chicago, 1973

Four identical portraits of Rosa Parks, taken when she received an hon...

Title devised by Library staff. "To Aunt Everee, with love, Rosa Louise Parks" inscribed below images. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rev. J.A. Abraham and Rosa Parks with family in Chicago, Ill., 1973

Rev. J.A. Abraham and Rosa Parks with family in Chicago, Ill., 1973

Title devised by Library staff. Date from stamp on back of print. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Columbia College, Chicago, June 8, 1973

Rosa Parks, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Columbia College, Chica...

Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Leona McCauley, Rosa Parks and others outside St. Matthew AME Church, Detroit, Michigan

Leona McCauley, Rosa Parks and others outside St. Matthew AME Church, ...

Title devised by Library staff. "Bonus Photo exclusive with film service by Hite photo" printed above image. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rev. J.A. Abraham & Rosa Parks with family in Chicago, Ill

Rev. J.A. Abraham & Rosa Parks with family in Chicago, Ill

Title from item. Date from stamp on back of print. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks sitting at a dining table with others, 1974

Rosa Parks sitting at a dining table with others, 1974

Title devised by Library staff. Date from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Dress designed by Mrs. Rosa Parks, Detroit, Mich., used in Bicentennial show in NYC, 101775

Dress designed by Mrs. Rosa Parks, Detroit, Mich., used in Bicentennia...

Photograph shows model walking fashion show runway wearing dress designed by Rosa Parks. Title and date from item. "#41" on back of print. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of... more

Group portrait of Rosa Parks, Louise Tappes and others

Group portrait of Rosa Parks, Louise Tappes and others

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks and mother, Leona McCauley, 1978

Rosa Parks and mother, Leona McCauley, 1978

Title and date from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Leona Edwards McCauley and Rosa Parks posing with a girl

Leona Edwards McCauley and Rosa Parks posing with a girl

Title devised by Library staff. Copy of a photograph. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

The Crayton family including Mrs. Parks, taken Spring 1979

The Crayton family including Mrs. Parks, taken Spring 1979

Title from item. Additional text on back: Leon, Joan, Maurice, Audley & Randall. We all love you very much. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks receiving NAACP Spingarn medal from Judge Damon Keith, Louisville, Ky

Rosa Parks receiving NAACP Spingarn medal from Judge Damon Keith, Loui...

Photograph shows a profile of Rosa Parks just after Judge Damon Keith places the medal around her neck. Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, full-length portrait, standing next to a "Giuseppe Moricci" exhibition poster

Rosa Parks, full-length portrait, standing next to a "Giuseppe Moricci...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, full-length portrait, standing next to a "Giuseppe Moricci" exhibition poster

Rosa Parks, full-length portrait, standing next to a "Giuseppe Moricci...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Mrs. Leona McCauley and Chiquita Patterson's daughter, Rolanda (Lonnie), Thanksgiving, 1979

Mrs. Leona McCauley and Chiquita Patterson's daughter, Rolanda (Lonnie...

Title from item. "Leona died 12/12/79" written below caption. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, wearing blue dress with floral print, at a formal event, standing with another woman

Rosa Parks, wearing blue dress with floral print, at a formal event, s...

Title devised by Library staff. Text on back of print: "To Mrs. Parks from Viola [Jackson?]". Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks posing with family or friends

Rosa Parks posing with family or friends

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, half-length portrait facing right

Rosa Parks, half-length portrait facing right

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks & Phyllis Frazier-Chillison

Rosa Parks & Phyllis Frazier-Chillison

Title from item. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, posing with children

Rosa Parks, posing with children

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).

Rosa Parks, Elaine Steele, C. Delores Tucker and William Tucker seated at a dining table with others

Rosa Parks, Elaine Steele, C. Delores Tucker and William Tucker seated...

Photograph also includes the nephew of C. Delores & Bill Tucker (far left), security guard (second from left), Ms. Steele, Mrs. Parks, unidentified woman standing, C. Delores Tucker, William Tucker and Janie Ch... more

Rosa Parks sitting on a sofa, facing right

Rosa Parks sitting on a sofa, facing right

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress).