Parks, 92, reportedly died around 7 p.m. Monday at St. John Hospital on Detroit's east side.
Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955 landed her in jail and sparked a bus boycott that is considered the start of the modern civil rights movement. The bus is on display at the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn.
Parks, was born on Feb. 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Ala. She lived in Detroit.
Monday, October 24, 2005
ROSA PARKS DEAD AT 92
Just breaking from Channel 4 in Detroit:
A remarkable human whose life changed the lives of many millions more.