“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Rosa Parks 1913-2005

Civic & Community Leadership

Rosa Parks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Rieske, June 8, 2017
1. Rosa Parks Marker
Rosa Parks became an icon of the modern Civil Rights movement for refusing to give up her Montgomery, Alabama, bus seat to a white passenger in December 1955. That defiant act fueled the movement that ended legal segregation in America.

Because her notoriety made her unemployable in the South. Parks moved to Detroit in 1957. Involved in social causes throughout her life, Parks received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Congressional Gold Medal. She was the first woman in American history to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol.
Erected 2006.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Walk of Fame series list.
Location. 42° 43.904′ N, 84° 33.137′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from South Washington Square, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 South Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Ernie Harwell b. 1918 (here, next to this marker); Jeff Daniels b. 1955 (within shouting distance of this marker); Theater District / The Strand (within shouting distance of this marker); Lansing's First Capitol Building / Lansing Becomes the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Edison 1847-1931 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Helen Thomas B. 1920 (about 400 feet away); Stevie Wonder b. 1950 (about 400 feet away); Capital Bank Tower (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Also see . . .  Rosa Parks from Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 14, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 4, 2020