Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks Dead

POSTED: 6:42 pm PDT October 24, 2005

Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks has died, Detroit TV station WDIV is reporting.

Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955 landed her in jail and sparked a bus boycott that is considered the start of the modern civil rights movement.

Parks, was born on Feb. 4, 1913. Most recently, she lived in Detroit.