Rosa Parks glog

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Rosa Parks glog

Rosa Parks

"We didn't have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival, of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down." - Rosa Parks

"Mother of the Civil Rights Movement"

Rosa Parks attended an all girl school as a child and the schools philosphy was self worth. This was based greatly on the advice of Leona McCauley's to "take advantage of the opportunities, no matter how few they were."

Rosa Parks stood up for her and every other African Americans' rights on December 1, 1955 when she said no to a white man who told her to move her seat on a bus. This act of defiance started a ripple effect of boycotts and protests which came to be famously known as the Civil Rights Movement.

December 1, 1955

Rosa Parks stood up for what others could not fathom to stand up for. Her actions led to other actions including the Montgomergy Bus Boycott and the famous speech of Martin Luther King Jr., which changed the nation and world forever more.


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