Is it just me or Rosa parks looks pretty mixed in ancestry?
PARADE magazine printed an article on the abundance of Scots-Irish people in the United States a few months ago. Rosa Parks was on their listed of famous people having at least partial Scots-Irish heritage. Why You Need To Know The Scots-Irish
from the author's personal blog.
They are probably the most anti-authoritarian culture in America, conditioned from birth to resist. (It is interesting that Rosa Parks, whose refusal to move to the back of the bus sparked the modern Civil Rights movement, speaks of her Scots-Irish great-grandfather.) And yet they are known as the most intensely patriotic segment of the country as well.
Interesting indeed. I hadn't heard about that part of the late Ms. Parks' heritage.