Rosa Parks was a historical figure and civil rights leader. She is a real-life person, who was an African American Civil Rights Movement activist and later on an icon of the movement because of her activism in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Robert Freeman told his family in the form of a flashback how he knew Rosa in his younger years. She was with Robert on the bus on the fateful day. Robert said no first when he was forced to give up his seat while the other black men gave up without a fight. But the Bus driver didn't take notice to this. When Rosa said no, she got arrested and became famous while Robert didn't. He blames Rosa for stealing his thunder. Ever since then, he had held a grudge against her. He even prank called Rosa before she passed away. Rosa was also very good friends with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
- When the real Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery in 1955, she asked the police officer before he took her away from the bus "Why do you push us around?" and the officer replied, "I don't know, but the law's the law, and you're under arrest". In the episode "Return of the King", the officer just yelled at her and took her away from the bus through a crowd of African Americans who supported Park's decision to refuse to give up her seat.