Rosa Parks (1913–2005)

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was, until 1955, an ordinary woman living and working in Montgomery, Alabama, at that time one of the most extensively discriminatory areas in the USA.

Her refusal to give up her seat on a bus so that a white man could sit down – as was the law at the time – led to her arrest, which catalysed a bus boycott by Black people across the USA that lasted over a year (381 days) until the law was repealed.

Thereafter, Parks became an important figure in the Civil Rights movement, and is credited as being one of the foremost influences on the work of Martin Luther King.

Black People Who Changed the World

What is Black History Month?

Here we detail some of the ideas and history behind the annual celebration.

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2016 Norfolk Black History Month
2015 Norfolk Black History Month
2014 Norfolk Black History Month
2013 Norfolk Black History Month
2012 Norfolk Black History Month
2011 Norfolk Black History Month
2010 Norfolk Black History Month
2009 Norfolk Black History Month

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