Reversal of Income
This 1959 income tax return form shows the acute financial reversal the Parkses incurred after Rosa’s arrest. They reported an annual income of only $661.00. From 1959 through 1964, Rosa worked as a seamstress at the Stockton Sewing Company. She sewed aprons and skirts for seventy-five cents apiece. Raymond was unemployed from January to August 1959. In October they moved into the Progressive Civic League as the building’s caretakers to reduce expenses.