The African American woman refused to give up her seat on a bus in segregated south, unknowingly sparking the civil rights movement.
Today, thousands are waiting in line for just a moment to pass her body and say good-bye.
Everyone has their own reason for going. One mother took the opportunity to show her children the woman she's been teaching them about at home.
Rosa Parks' funeral will be Wednesday at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple. It's open to the public on a first-come first-serve basis at nine in the morning. Service begins at 11.