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 arrest photo

Rosa Park’s recollections of time spent in jail

Memorandum on taking Rosa Park’s case after her arrest

Rosa Parks Papers documents & photos

Rosa Parks Collection: Telling Her Story at the Library of Congress video

Rosa Parks in Her Own Words online exhibition

Primary sources from other online exhibitions

Rosa Parks primary source set & teacher guide

Rosa Parks image set

Rosa Parks historical newspaper coverage

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

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