By: Anna Nelson Rosa Parks Fun Facts Born on February 4th in Tuskegee Had a younger brother Suffered from Chronic Tonsillitis as a Child Was married in 1932 Was a devoted Christian Started the Montgomery bus boy boycott Wrote a book entitled “Quiet Strength” Was secretary of the NAACP Chronic Tonsillitis Chronic Tonsillitis was an infection and swelling of the Tonsils Rosa’s growth was slowed because of Chronic Tonsillitis She was sent to School later until she got bigger cause her mother thought it would be best One time Sylvester was bigger than Rosa Rosa’s Parents Father: James McCauley Mother: Leona Edwards Father worked as a carpenter Mother as a teacher Father traveled a lot Pretty soon Rosa’s dad went off traveling and didn’t live with them anymore Rosa’s Christianity She had have devotions everyday before going out into the fields. Everyday before dinner and Sunday services Rosa’s grandmother would read the bible with her Her grandfather would also pray with her before dinner and church. Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa parks was the one who started the Montgomery Bus Boycott It started on December 1st 1955 Since Rosa didn’t give up her seat she was arrested. Later on people stopped using the busses and the company lost a lot of money. Rosa’s Marriage She was married in 1932 She was married to Raymond Parks The small ceremony was held in her mothers home in Montgomery. Invites were not sent out so not very many people came. Rosa parks and her husband Raymond ( right ) Rosa’s death Rosa Parks died on October 24th 2005. In the year 2004 she was diagnosed with progressive dementia So a year later she died in Detroit, Michigan Even though Rosa has passed away her legacy still lives alongside us today.