Rosa Parks, the black woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus, in 1955, to a white man and sparked a new era for the civil rights movement in America, died peacefully in her sleep on 10/24/2005.
Her steadfast commitment to equality sparked a change in American culture that gave rise to the end of segregation in this country.
On June 15th, 1999, Rosa Parks was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Her brave act of defiance changed our nation forever. Her honor and heroism leave behind a legacy sure to never be forgotten.