Who was Rosa Parks? Also known as the First Lady of Civil Rights, we all know about her and some of her accomplishments, but today we are learning even more interesting facts about Rosa Park and her life beyond the Montgomery bus boycott.
The best part is that we put these Rosa Parks facts in printable coloring pages, so your kid can learn about the big role Rosa Parks had in the Civil Rights movement, with an engaging activity.
Our Rosa Parks facts coloring pages are perfect for kids of all ages that are learning about Black History Month, the Civil Rights Movement, and other important figures. They can be used during school, or at home for some extra learning.
8 interesting facts about Rosa Parks
- Rosa Parks was a Civil Rights Activist, who was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama, and died on October 24, 2005, in Detroit, Michigan.
- Called “the mother of the Civil Rights Movement”, Rosa is known for seeking racial equality and the Montgomery bus boycott.
- After finishing up elementary school, Rosa wanted to get a high school education but this wasn’t common for African-American girls at that time. It was hard but she worked part time jobs to finally earn her high school diploma.
- Rosa once saw a black man get beaten by a white bus driver, which motivated her and her husband, Raymond Parks, to join the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
- On December 1, 1955, Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus, which led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
- After the boycott, Rosa was forced to move from Montgomery as she received threatening phone calls, lost her department store job, and her husband had to quit his job too. They moved to Detroit where she lived the rest of her life.
- After she died at age 92, Rosa Parks was the first woman to receive a tribute at the U.S. Capitol. More than 30,000 people gathered to pay their respects.
- Because of her bravery as a leader, Rosa was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Award by the NAACP, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal.
Free Rosa Parks Facts Coloring Pages
How to color these printable coloring pages:
Need coloring supplies? Here are some kid favorites:
- For drawing the outline, a simple pencil can work great.
- Colored pencils are great for coloring in the bat.
- Create a bolder, solid look using fine markers.
- Gel pens come in any color you can imagine.
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What was your favorite Rosa Parks fact?