Parks Picketing in front of General Motors
In 1964 Rosa Parks volunteered on John Conyers’ campaign to represent Michigan’s First Congressional District. After he won, he hired Rosa in March 1965 to work in his Detroit office as a receptionist and administrative assistant. She answered phones, met with visitors, handled constituent cases, and assisted the Congressman with scheduling. The position restored the Parkses’ financial stability. She retired in 1988.