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Head of House
Parks House is named after Rosa Parks (1913 – 2005), an icon of the civil rights movement in the USA. Rosa was arrested and fined $10 in December 1955 for civil disobedience in violating Alabama segregation laws after she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. Her act of defiance and the subsequent Montgomery bus boycott became important symbols of the civil rights movement. Rosa lost her job in a local department store, and received death threats for years, but campaigned tirelessly for racial equality. She collaborated with civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr, and became an international symbol of resistance to racial segregation.
Parks House was formed in 2013, and the name was chosen by a student vote.
Our Chosen Charity
Our House Charity is Mind, the mental health charity.