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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

James McCauley (1886–1962), 1925. Photograph. Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (002.00.00)

Rosa’s Father, James McCauley

James McCauley was born in Abbeville, Alabama, the eldest son of Anderson and Louisa McCauley. He became a skilled carpenter and stonemason like his father. James met schoolteacher Leona Edwards while visiting his sister Addie in Pine Level, Alabama. They married on April 12, 1912, at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Pine Level.