Happy Birthday Rosa Parks
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Rosa Parks grew up in Alabama at a time when segregation was a way of life. She attended poorly funded schools for black children, while the white students went to newer schools. She dropped out of high school to care for her mother and grandmother who were ill. Later, she earned a high school diploma, something only seven percent of African Americans were able to do at the time.