donecool said: Do you have any information on what Rosa parks did after the bus boycott? Any other rights movement events? Thank you
After the boycott, Parks wasn’t able to find work in Montgomery so she moved to Detroit and began working for Representative John Conyers as an administrative assistant. She wasn’t as visible in the movement but continued to be an activist, speaking out against apartheid and the Vietnam War.
Here’s an interesting interview about her life: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/4/on_rosa_parks_100th_birthday_recalling
Apartheid was the name given to the South African system of racial segregation and means “apartness”. The system began in 1948 but had deep roots in the country, as Dutch settlers had established laws to separate themselves from the native African population in the 1780s. The British occupation…