Rosa Parks Day is a day set aside to celebrate Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks. An American holiday, celebrated on December 1st with the exception of California and Missouri, where it is celebrated on Park’s birthday, February 4. December 1st is the day that Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat for a white passenger. Parks was arrested when the bus driver called the police. Many people boycotted the Montgomery Bus System for more than a year because of this incident. Rosa Parks Day promotes equal opportunities, civil rights, and fairness across communities in the U.S.
When is Rosa Parks Day?
December 1st – the day Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus
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How to Celebrate the Holiday?
- Donate to a cause you believe in
- Speak about Rosa Parks among family and friends
- Remember the importance of the day and how the world changed as a result of Rosa Parks standing up for what she believes in
Facts/Trivia about Rosa Parks Day:
- Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white person
- Many people boycotted the Montgomery Bus System for more than a year because of this incident
- Parks was found guilty – she was fined and paid a $10 court fee
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on December 1st:
- Matthew Shepard – murdered for being gay
- Zoë Kravitz, 29 – Actress
- Woody Allen – Actor and Producer
- Sarah Silverman – Comedian
- Richard Pryor – Comedian
- Bette Midler – Actress
- Rick Scott – 45th Governor of Florida
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