Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005) was  a lifelong member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. 
We all know the basics of Mrs. Parks's story but while researching her today I found a couple of interesting things Before she worked as a seamstress in a department store in Montgomery she was a housekeeper for Clifford and Virginia Durr and four days before her historic refusal to "move to the back of the bus" she attended a meeting led by activist Dr. T. R. M. Howard addressing what steps could be taken in the wake on the Emmitt Till murder earlier in August of that year. The meeting was at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, pastored by recent Boston University seminary graduate, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (From Wikipedia, admittedly not an always reliable source, but I've never found a historical entry there that wasn't verifiable in other places.

Even more -- Resources for Remembering Rosa Parks and Other Prophets from the UMC Discipleship Ministries…/resources-for-remembering-…