In 1955, Ms. Parks was arrested, jailed, and fined $14, but what she did helped catapult the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and rid the South of separation between blacks and whites.
The bus incident also brought about the formation of the Montgomery Improvement Association. Led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the group organized the Montgomery bus boycott, and it was because of this that the U.S. government outlawed separation by race on public transportation.
In 1979, Ms. Parks was awarded the Springarn Medal by the NAACP, received the Congressional Gold Medal from United States President Bill Clinton in 1999, and years later was made an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Incorporated. And this was just a FEW of her accolades!
Thank you Soror Rosa, for all your efforts and contributions!