Rosa Parks Was An Activist Before The Bus Incident

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks went to a two week activist organization workshop in Tennessee to learn how to organize and deal with the situation she went through before the arrest in Montgomery 1955.  She was involved in Social Justice activism her whole life and had been the secretary of the local NAACP before the bus incident.


Parks was a civil rights activist before her arrest.
Parks was a long-time member of the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which she joined in 1943. At the time of her arrest, she was a secretary of the local NAACP chapter, and the previous summer she had attended a workshop for social and economic justice at Tennessee’s Highlander Folk School. Her political activism continued through the boycott and the rest of her life.  – 

Her mother was a teacher. She was also a member of the NAACP, as was her step-father. –

Georgette Norman, the Director of the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery said Rosa Parks was “very concerned with politicizing our young people to understand that they could not accept what they did not think was right.” –



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