Mad As Hell

With Reporter/Commentator Tim Watts

Rosa Parks

An American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement."


On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to a white passenger, and then move to the back of the bus. Parks' refusal and her case became a major force in the US civil rights movement.


Parks was also secretary of the Montgomery, Alabama NAACP and worked with a young Martin Luther King Jr. when he first moved to town.