Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks

Rosa's mother Leona (née Edwards) was a teacher, and her faughter James McCauley was a carpenter. Rosa was of african, cherokee-creek and scots-irish ancestry. Her parents seperated, so she moved with her mother. Rosa grew up on a farm with her grandparents, mother, and younger brother Sylvester. Rosa's younger brother Sylvester born August 2oth, 1915 had died of cancer on November 27th, 1977. Rosa went to Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes for secondary education, but she dropped out in order to care for her grandmother and leter her mother, after they became ill. In 1932, Rosa Louise McCauley married a barber from Montgomery; Raymond Parks. Raymond was a member of NAACP. At the time, NAACP was collecting money to support the defense of a group of black men who were falsely accused of raping two white women.


Place of birth: Febuary 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.Died:October 24th, 2005 (92 years old) in Detroit, Michigan, USIn 2003, Rosa was diagnosed with progressive dementia and died the following year.

Rosa Parks was African-American civil rights activist, the United States Congress called her "the first lady of cicil rights" and the mother of the freedom movement". Rosa's birthday, Febuary 4th and the day she was arrested; December 1st, have both become Rosa Parks Day, in the U.S. states of California and Ohio. On December 1st, 1955 Rosa was arrested, she was on a Montgomery city bus and refused to get up and move to the back of the bus so a white passenger could take her seat.Rosa's act of resistance and the Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of thhe modern Civil Rights Movement. Rosa became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. Rosa had collaborated with civil rights leaders; Edgar Nixon and Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa recieved the congressional gold medal, the highest award given by the U.S. legislative branch, the medal shows the legend "Mother of Modern Day Civil Rights Movement".

Rosa's childhood:

Rosa was born Rosa Louise McCauley. Rosa was small as a child and suffered very poor health, with chronic tonsillitis. When Rosa went to elemantary school in Pine Level, school bused would only take white students to the school and black students had to walk to theirs; "I'd see the bus pass every day... But to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world. Rosa was kind to white people, but she couldn't ignore the racism in her society.



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Why I chose Rosa Parks:

I chose Rosa Parks because she is a very important person; her brave act to refuse to give up her bus seat to a white passenger led to the formation of movements to end segregation and racism in 1955. Rosa is one of the most important people in civil rights movement. Her simple act of refusing to be singled out for her race led to the fight for equal rights. After doing this project, I've learned a lot about Rosa Parks, and I think she is an amazing person.

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