January 16, 2017

Today in History: Rosa Parks Arrested


Today in History–December 1–the Library of Congress features Rosa Parks, arrested for civil disobedience on this day in 1955. Find out more about this brave woman who helped spark the U.S. civil rights movement by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more related primary sources and resources.

Rosa Parks Papers documents & photos

AMA: Rosa Parks – Explore her life and legacy through her personal papers at the Library of Congress Reddit Ask Historians conversation

Rosa Parks curated primary source set

Rosa Parks image set

Exhibition items

Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary

More legislation related to Rosa Parks

Featured Source: Woman fingerprinted guided primary source analysis activities

Stories from America’s Library

Library of Congress blog posts

Beyond the Bus: Rosa Parks’ Lifelong Struggle for Justice Library of Congress Magazine March/April 2015 (p. 16)

Rosa Parks: Beyond the Bus streaming webcast 2015/01/15

Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life & Lessons streaming webcast 2015/05/20

Primary Source Spotlight: Civil Rights

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