Where the Street Has Your Name

Posted October 26, 2005 at 5:01pm

Rosa Parks first made a name for herself in Birmingham, Ala., but cities all over the country came to revere the civil rights icon for standing up for herself and her people.

Among those to honor Parks, who died Monday at age 92, were the people of Englewood, N.J., who on May 21, 1983, gave her a key to the city and named a street after her. In the photo above, Rep. Steven Rothman (D), then the mayor of Englewood, presents Parks with a replica street sign for Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.