Rosa Parks Autograph

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has honored her as "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Parks became an NAACP activist in 1943, participating in several high-profile civil rights campaigns. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks rejected bus driver James F. Blake's order to vacate a row of four seats in the "colored" section in favor of a white passenger, once the "white" section was filled. Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation, but the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) believed that she was the best candidate for seeing through a court challenge after her arrest for civil disobedience in violating Alabama segregation laws, and she helped inspire the Black community to boycott the Montgomery buses for over a year. The case became bogged down in the state courts, but the federal Montgomery bus lawsuit Browder v. Gayle resulted in a November 1956 decision that bus segregation is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. More about Rosa Parks

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Current items with a signature of Rosa Parks

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thumbnailDear Mrs. Parks by Rosa Parks (1996) SIGNED First 1st Edition! w/ receipt proof$3750.00logo
Parks's act of defiance and the Montgomery bus boycott became important symbols of the movement. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation, and organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including Edgar Nixon and Martin Luther King Jr. At the time, Parks was employed as a seamstress at a local department store and was secretary of the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP. She had recently attended the Highlander Folk School, a Tennessee center for training activists for workers' rights and racial equality. Although widely honored in later years, she also suffered for her act; she was fired from her job, and received death threats for years afterwards. Shortly after the boycott, she moved to Detroit, where she briefly found similar work. From 1965 to 1988, she served as secretary and receptionist to John Conyers, an African-American US Representative. She was also active in the Black Power movement and the support of political prisoners in the US.

After retirement, Parks wrote her autobiography and continued to insist that there was more work to be done in the struggle for justice. Parks received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda. California and Missouri commemorate Rosa Parks Day on her birthday, February 4, while Ohio, Oregon, and Texas commemorate the anniversary of her arrest, December 1. Read even more about Rosa Parks at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Rosa Parks

In total, we tracked 518 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

The most expensive item with a signature of Rosa Parks (Rosa Parks Signed Cut (3x5) in a 15 X20 Framed Display-Civil Rights- COA BECKETT) was sold in August 2020 for $2875.00 while the cheapest item (Gene Herrick Signed Autograph 4x6 Photo Rosa Parks AP Photographer Auto History) found a new owner for $0.01 in September 2022. The month with the most items sold (10) was March 2021 with an average selling price of $312.48 for an autographed item of Rosa Parks. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in April 2022 with $1382.50 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $0.99 was August 2023. In average, an autographed item from Rosa Parks is worth $156.75.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Rosa Parks were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

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thumbnail1913-2005 Rosa Parks American Activist Signed 2.5 x 3.5 Cut (PSA/DNA Slabbed)$150.00logo
thumbnailRosa Parks signed Cachet JSA LOA Auto Grade 9 Rare Civil Rights Signature Z1183$999.00logo
thumbnailRosa Parks Signed MLK Jr Banquet Pamphlet Autograph PSA/DNA Authentic ZC3089$399.99logo
thumbnailRosa Parks ~ Signed Autographed 3 x 5 Index Card Authentic Signature ~ JSA LOA$550.00logo
thumbnailRosa Parks “Quiet Strength” SIGNED Book (Good)$199.99logo
thumbnailRosa Parks: My Story SIGNED Book Dated 4/25/93 First Edition~ JSA LOA$525.00logo
thumbnailROSA PARKS: My Story SIGNED Inscribed. Beautiful condition!! Non-smoking home.$400.00logo

Latest News about Rosa Parks

Teams from Rosa Parks, Cassidy Elementary go home winners in Lexington Superinte (03/24/15): They haven't even made it out of elementary school yet, but more than 30 Fayette County students got a jump-start on their college educations Tuesday night. Click to Continue »

College Student Compares Herself To Rosa Parks Because Of Student Loan Struggle (03/19/15): We get what she's trying to say, but nah. The post College Student Compares Herself To Rosa Parks Because Of Student Loan Struggle appeared first on MadameNoire .

Romulus elementary school students get lesson in history from Rosa Parks' niece (03/13/15): Shelli Wildfong tells students to always be at their best when they are out because “you never know who you are going to meet.”

Gun-rights activist sparks ire with Rosa Parks comparison (03/12/15): Gun-rights groups are planning a peaceful show of force in Lower Merion on Sunday. But in promoting the event, they seem to have spawned a war of words. Go to news article

Their auntie, Rosa Parks: memories and recipes (03/09/15): When Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in December 1955, she would go down in history as the symbolic "mother" of the civil rights movement.

Older News Stories about Rosa Parks

Romulus elementary school students get lesson in history from Rosa Parks' niece (03/2015): Shelli Wildfong tells students to always be at their best when they are out because “you never know who you are going to meet.”

After Years In Lockdown, Rosa Parks' Papers Head To Library Of Congress (02/2015): Meg McAleer, one of the archivists working on the Rosa Parks collection, says the documents provide a new window on the courage and skill of Parks, and the consequences she and her husband suffered. Go to news article

Rosa Parks bus seat refusal reenacted (01/2015): The historic 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C., was not the only event reenacted at the University of Evansville during Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities Monday.

Rosa Parks Circle reopens for skating (12/2014): The ice rink at Rosa Parks Circle is back open for skating.                

Rosa Parks Circle ice rink may open Dec. 5 (11/2014): The ice skating rink at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids could open as early as next week.

Newark home to state's first Rosa Parks statue, officials say (10/2014): Essex County officials unveiled a statue of Rosa Parks yesterday. Go to news article

Auction house sues Rosa Parks’ ex-lawyer over her $10M estate (09/2014): A New York auction house is suing Rosa Parks’ former lawyer, saying he screwed up the sale of her estimated $10 million estate, costing it nearly a million bucks in...

Why Buffett son bought Rosa Parks' papers (08/2014): Read full story for latest details. Go to news article

Cat dies, firefighter hurt in Rosa Parks Way fire (07/2014): A pet cat died and a Portland firefighter was slightly injured in an early morning blaze that destroyed a Rosa Parks Way home Wednesday. Portland Fire and Rescue said the firefighter suffered a minor leg injury and was treated at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Two residents of the home were ...

Graham Nash on Rosa Parks (06/2014): Singer-songwriter, musician Go to news article

Sharkeisha Confuses Maya Angelou With Rosa Parks, Gets Roasted On Twitter [PHOTO (05/2014): The passing of Maya Angelou brought forth swift Twitter tributes from celebrities and various members of the Hip-Hop community alike, but some people were just trying to latch themselves onto a trending topic for the sake of being seen.

Rosa Parks Middle School students explore the wonders of science -- Gazette.Net (04/2014): “Science Lights Up Your Life” was the theme of the first annual science and technology family night held April 24 at Rosa Parks Middle School in Olney.

College athlete's 'terrible' Rosa Parks essay is potent symbol in NCAA cake-cour (03/2014): Don’t have an account? Congratulations! Your weather is set to . You can change the location at any time. Go to news article

Rosa Parks Museum to host Japanese photography exhibit (02/2014): An exhibit of photographs examining the region of Japan devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami will be on display in March at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum, 252 Montgomery St. in Montgomery.

LANTA to designate 'Rosa Parks seats' for Black History Month (01/2014): The seats, inspired by the suggestion of a LANTA bus driver, will coincide with the opening of a new exhibit at the Liberty Bell Museum of Allentown. Go to news article

Jesse Jackson -- Phil Robertson Is WORSE Than Rosa Parks Bus Driver (12/2013): Phil Robertson's homophobic comments to GQ were MORE OFFENSIVE than the words uttered by bus driver who tried to force Rosa Parks to sit on the back of his bus in 1955 ... so says civil rights leader Jesse Jackson. Jackson came out firing against… Go to news article

State briefs: Rosa Parks Museum to offer free tours (11/2013): The Rosa Parks museum at Troy University is offering free admission to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Rosa Parks Stamp Issued on Her 100th Birthday (10/2013):        

ArtPrize helps honor designer of Rosa Parks Circle (09/2013): The place where the ArtPrize top ten finalists have been announced every year is a piece of artwork in itself.

Kat Twine was 'Rosa Parks' of Florida (08/2013): Katherine Twine demonstrated during the civil rights movement. She was arrested so many times, she had a packed bag ready to go at her door.

KFC On Rosa Parks Boulevard Robbed At Gunpoint (07/2013): Detectives need help identifying two men who robbed a fast food restaurant just outside of downtown Nashville.

Schieffer Destroys Snowden: ‘I Don’t Remember Martin Luther King Jr. Or Rosa Par (06/2013): Bob Schieffer excoriated NSA-leaker Edward Snowden on Face the Nation this morning, not as a traitor but as a coward who fled the country rather than accept responsibility for his actions.

Bench in Sandy to be dedicated in honor of Rosa Parks (05/2013): Sandy officials plan to dedicate a bench in honor of Rosa Parks on June 21.

Mark Hopkins, Rosa Parks schools locked down for search (04/2013): SACRAMENTO - Sacramento police searched for two individuals in connection to a burglary on the 2800 block of Swift Way Thursday morning.

Historic flag presented to students of Rosa Parks Elementary (03/2013): How much do we all remember our parents telling us to eat our fruits and vegetables. Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack visited Sioux Falls to remind all of us. The USDA is promoting eating more fruits and vegetables to improve our kids nutrition and in turn, prevent obesity.

Sculptor of Rosa Parks Statue Is No Stranger to Historical Figures (02/2013): The statue of civil-rights pioneer Rosa Parks unveiled in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall this week is just the latest in a line of historical figures bearing the imprint of sculptor Rob Firmin.

Rosa Parks, Revisited (01/2013): A new book seeks to restore a heroine’s wholeness, even at the risk of stirring unease.

Morning Review: Time-lapse video shows heavy crowds at Rosa Parks Circle ice rin (12/2012): Read other stories you may have missed Friday night: Go to news article

Woman struck by car on Rosa Parks Boulevard (11/2012): A woman was struck by a driver while crossing Rosa Parks Boulevard on Friday night.

Gazette.Net: Olneys Rosa Parks Middle School celebrates 20 years (10/2012): When Rosa Parks Middle School opened in 1992, the students who fill the halls today hadn’t been born. While much has changed in the past two decades, some things, including the principles on which the school was founded, remain constant.

Nashville police: Reports indicate person jumped off Rosa Parks bridge (09/2012): Nashville police have confirmed they've received reports of someone jumping off the Rosa Parks Bridge onto I-65. Police are on there way to the scene now.

Rosa Parks Historical Marker Found (08/2012): Henry County Sheriff's Investigators have been looking for information in the theft of a Rosa Parks historical marker and now it's been found.

Rosa Parks' Congressional Gold Medal goes on display at African American Museum (07/2012): With the presentation of a small blue box, the African American Museum in Philadelphia received a giant national treasure Tuesday as it was lent the Congressional Gold Medal bestowed on Rosa Parks, known as the mother of the modern civil rights movement. Go to news article