Rosa Parks Injured After Fall in Home
Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was hospitalized for tests, and a television station reported that she was injured in a fall at her apartment. Cheryl Yurkovich, spokeswoman for the Detroit Medical Center, confirmed that Parks had been hospitalized to undergo some tests but declined to give details on her condition. Citing information obtained from Parks’ niece, WDIV in Detroit reported that Parks was taken to Harper Hospital after suffering injuries in a fall. Tests indicated that she did not suffer a heart attack or a stroke, the station reported. Parks, 85, is best known for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus in 1955 to a white man. Her arrest touched off the Montgomery bus boycott.