Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks

13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. 14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:13-14

Rosa Parks

4. Rosa Parks was an active member of the NAACP serving as the youth leader (1943) and secretary to the President of the branch (until 1957)

2. Rosa's entire family worked for civil rights.3. Her grandfather even stood outside her house with a shotgun when the Ku Klux Klan marched by.

5. Tired of giving in, Rosa's choice started the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which left hundreds of buses empty.6. This boycott was organized by the leaders of the Montgomery Improvement Association led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

7.After the 382 day boycott, the ordinance which fined Rosa Parks was struck down, and segregation was ended.8. Rosa Parks did not plan this event, but used her sense of justice to promote it.

(Febuary 4, 1913- October 24,2005)''I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.''

Any human society, if it is to be well-ordered and productive, must lay down as a foundation this principle, namely, that every human being is a person, that is, his nature is endowed with intelligence and free will. PACEM IN TERRIS

1. Her refusal to give up her seat on the bus in December 1, 1955 spurred a national civil rights movement which started efforts to end segregation.

10. Rosa Parks was awarded both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Congressional Gold Medal in 1996 and 1999 respectively.

"Pope John XXIII 11 April 1963 Peace on Earth." Pope John XXIII 11 April 1963 Peace on Earth. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2015. "Rosa Parks Biography." -- Academy of Achievement. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2015. "Rosa Parks Bus - The Story Behind the Bus." Rosa Parks Bus - The Story Behind the Bus. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2015. "Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Activist." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2015.

9. Rosa and her husband started the "Pathways to Freedom" program which educated youth on the current civil rights issues and memorialized several Underground Railroad sites.

Elizabeth Bagley


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