# Timeline of Rosa Parks' Life Events

# 1900

Segregation law becomes official part of Montgomery City code

# 1913

Rosa Louis McCauley born in Tuskegee, Alabama

# 1931

Rosa becomes highly active in defending the Scottsboro Boys

# 1932

Rosa Louis McCauley weds Raymond Parks

# 1943

Rosa joins NAACP

# 1943

Forced off of segregated bus for accidentally sitting in a seat reserved for whites

# 1944

Took a job on the un-segregated Maxwell Air Force Base

# 1955

(Dec. 1): Arrested for refusing to relinquish her seat to a white man

# 1955

Beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

# 1956

Browder v. Gayle filed in U.S. District Court

# 1956

Segregation law ruled unconstitutional

# 1956

End of Montgomery Bus Boycott

# 1957

Left Montgomery, Alabama to seek work in Virginia

# 1957

Left Virginia and moved to Detroit, Michigan

# 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Passed, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2nd.

# 1965

Hired by U.S. Representative John Conyers

# 1979

Awarded the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP

# 1980

Awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Award by the NAACP

# 1983

Inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

# 1987

Founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development

# 1988

Retired from employment in office of Representative Conyers

# 1990

Invited to be part of the welcoming party for Nelson Mandela

# 1992

Awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award

# 1992

Rosa Parks: My Story – Autobiography published (See more books)

# 1994

Attacked in her apartment by Joseph Skipper

# 1996

Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton

# 1998

Awarded the International Freedom Conductor Award by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

# 1999

Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

# 1999

Awarded the Detroit-Windsor International Freedom Festival Freedom Award

# 1999

Named by Time Magazine as one of the 20 most influential figures of the century

# 2000

Awarded the Alabama Governor’s Medal of Honor

# 2000

Awarded the Alabama Academy Award

# 2000

The Rosa Parks Library and Museum dedicated at Troy University in Montgomery, Alabama

# 2005

Rosa Parks dies from complications of progressive dementia

# 2005

Rosa Parks' body allowed to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda

# 2006

Statue of Rosa Parks placed in National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.