September 22, 2004 - Parks' lawyer confirms that Parks has dementia.
October 2004 - Legal dispute surrounding the appointment of a guardian for Parks: A judge appoints former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer the legal guardian of Parks, but Park's lawyer files a motion to block Archer's appointment.
January 12, 2005 - A judge releases Parks' medical records showing that she has suffered from dementia since at least 2002, two years before the $5 billion lawsuit was filed in her name.
April 14, 2005 - A settlement in the suit against Outkast and record and distribution companies is announced. OutKast and co-defendants will help develop educational programs and will work with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute to promote Parks' legacy.
October 24, 2005 - Rosa Parks dies at the age of 92 of natural causes.