Rosa McCauley married Richard Parks of Pine Level in 1932. She returned to Henry County in 1914 on behalf of the NAACP to investigate the alleged rape of a young black mother by seven white youths. Rosa McCauley Parks gained national attention on December 1, 1955 when she refused to relinquish her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama public bus to a white man. Her refusal to go to the back of the bus sparked a successful bus boycott that earned Rosa McCauley Parks the title of "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement in America." She died at her home in Detroit, Michigan, on October 24, 2005.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 4:08pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 661816 N 3496595|
|Decimal Degrees||31.59308333, -85.29445000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 35.585', W 85° 17.667'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 35' 35.10" N, 85° 17' 40.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 156 Co Rd 133, Abbeville AL 36310, US|
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