IntegrationIn the last decade of the nineteenth century in the United States, racially discriminatory laws and racial violence aimed at African Americans and other minority groups began to mushroom.
Black PowerBy 1965, the emergence of the BlackPower movement (1966–1975)began to gradually eclipse theoriginal "integrated power" aims ofthe civil rights movement that hadbeen espoused by Martin LutherKing, Jr.. Advocates of Black Powerargued for black self determination.
Marriage - Young Adult Years Married barber and civil rights activist Raymond Parks in 1932. With Raymond’s support, Rosa finally gratuated from high school in 1934. Together, they worked for the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.(NAACP)
Greatest Achievement Sparking the modern civil rights movement in the United States by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Rosa Parks’s arrest for breaking Montgomery segregation laws started a boycott of the city bus line that lasted 381 days.
Adult years Awards: Over the years Rosa Parks has received hundreds of awards and honors including the medal of freedom award presented by President Clinton in 1996.
In 1964, King became the youngest person toreceive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War.