1913 Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4
1934 Receives high school diploma
1943 Becomes secretary of the Montgomery NAACP
Tries to register to vote and denied
Forced off bus for not entering at back door
1945 Finally receives certificate for voting
1949 Becomes advisor to NAACP Youth Council
1955 Meets Martin Luther King, Jr.
Refused to give-up her seat on the bus
1963 Attends civil rights march on Washington
1965 Begins working for Congressman John Conyers in Detroit
1987 Cofounds the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development
1991 Bust of Rosa Parks is unveiled at Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
1996 Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
1999 Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
2005 Rosa Parks died on October 24, 2005