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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

BiographyRosa Parks was born on February 4,1913 by the name of Rosa Louis McCauley. She lived in Tusckegee, Alabama with her mother Leona and father James. When her parents separated, she moved with her mother and grew up on a farm with her grandparents, mother, and brother. She attended the Industrial School for Girls in Montgomery. She went to school for more education but had to stop to take care of her mother and grandmother.In 1932, she marrried Raymond Parks who was a barber. Rosa finished her high school studies in 1933. She joined the Civil Rights Movement and the NAACP. Then she was elected secretary. Rosa could not ignore the racism that occurred in her society. She was known for refusing to give up her seat in the white section of the bus to a white passenger.

QuotesRacism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.

AccomplishmentsRosa Parks had many accomplishments in her life. The most known accomplishment was when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white passenger. This helped to put an end to public segregation. She also received many awards during her life. This included the NAACP's highest award, the Spingarn Medal. She also won the Martin Luther King Jr. Award. In 1996, President Clinton honored her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Timeline1913:Born in Alabama1930: Great Depression1932: Married Raymond Parks1933: Finished off school1940: World War II1943: Joined the NAACP1955: Arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white person1950: Cold War1988: retired from office of representative Conyers1992: Published autobiography "My Story"2000: America's first black president 2005: she passed away

Problems-parents separated & she had to move to grandparent's farm-dropped out of school in early years-dealt with racial problems-went to jail for standing up for what she was believed in

Essential Question:Were the 1950s truly an era of consesus & conformity?

Citations"Rosa Parks Facts." Rosa Parks Accomplishments. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2014."Rosa Parks." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 04 May 2014. Web. 05 Apr. 2014.Washington Post. The Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2005. Web. 09 Apr. 2014."“Have You Ever Been Hurt and the Place Tries to Heal a Bit, and You Just Pull the Scar off of It over and over Again.”." Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Apr. 2014."Remembering Rosa Parks." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 09 Apr. 2014.

Why is she a Rebel?Rosa Parks showed rebellious character through her actions, mentality, and occupation. Rosa Parks is most famous for her incident on the No.2857 bus in Montgomery. On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white waoman in the bus. Shortly after, she was arrested for civil disobedience, but that didn't stop her from trying to prove her point. Rosa Parks knew how to get her thoughts out to people. In her autobiography she states that she was "tired of giving in". With that, she expressed her true feelings about the incident on December 1st. Mrs. Parks was also one of the main civil rights activist of the 1950's. As secretary of the NAACP, she received the Spingarn Medal and various others. Even though she passed, she was the first woman to lie in honor at Capital Rotunda. All actions, decisons, and risks she tokk as a civil rights activist, gave her the rebellious character she is well known for.


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