Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks

Do you want to know more about Rosa Parks? If you want to, you came to the right place! Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on Febuary 4th, 1913. She was an activist and a writer. In her early life, young Rosa believed that all people should be treated fairly. At those days, segreation laws kept Rosa and her friends apart. As she grew up, Rosa went to second-rate-all-black schools. She had to leave before graduating to help her sick family. Poor Rosa! Also, the buses were segregated. Rosa and other African-Americans had to sit in the back of the bus. In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa refused to give up her seat at the front of the bus. Rosa got arrested. Martin Luther King Jr. soon created a bus boycott, which lasted for more than a year. The buses were soon desegregated. After that, she recieved many medals: the Spingarn Medal, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Nonviolent Peace Prize, the Eleanor Roosevelt Women of Courage Award, and the Presidental Medal of freedom. Rosa Parks was also invited into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. Rosa Parks died in October 24, 2005 at the age of 92. She was remembered Tuesday as the mother of the civil rights movement. Rosa Parks is still remembered this very day because of her great accomplishments.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Life Achievements:1)She recieved many honors.2)She recieved many medals.3)She desegregated buses through her fight for civil rights.

Quotes:"At the time I was arrsted I had no Idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it sigificant was that the masses of the people joined in.""I would like to be remembered as a person who wants to be other people would be also free."

The Civil Rights Woman

Other Interesting facts1.Rosa was a Daughter of a corpenter and a teacher.2.Her father's name was James McCauley.3.Her mother's name was Leona McCauley4.She had a brother named Sylvester McCauley.5.Rosa did not have any children.6.Rosa Parks' real name is Rosa Luouise McCauley.

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