Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks

On December 1, 1955, inn Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled.Became important symbols of the modern Civil Rights Movement.She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including Edgar Nixon, president of the local chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People); and Martin Luther King, Jr.

*February 4, 1913 *December 1 *October 24, 2005

She attended the Highlander Folk School, a Tennessee center for training activists for workers' rights and racial equality. She acted as a private citizen "tired of giving in". She moved to Detroit. From 1965 to 1988 she served as secretary and receptionist to John Conyers, an African-American U.S. Representative.She wrote her autobiography and lived a largely private life in Detroit.In her final years, she suffered from dementia.


- Spingarn Medal- Presidental medal of freedom- Congressional Gold Medal- A posthumous statue

Why did I choose her?

I choose her because I think that what she did was really brave and give us a clear example that woman can have huge impacts in the society and that we all are capable to make a change in our world. I believe that we have a great God whom sanded us to earth to make great things and take a stand for what we want.


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