Rosa Parks

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Social Studies
African-American History

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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Biographic info.-------------------------------Rosa Parks, a civil rights activist, was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913. Her parents were Leona and James McCauley. She had a brother named Sylvester. She studied in Industrial School for girls and in Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes. Raymond Parks married Rosa Parks, and had no children. On October 24, 2005, Rosa Parks died quietly in Detroit, Michigan.

Why does Rosa Parks deserve a place in history?-------------------------------- Rosa Parks was determined to end racism and segregation. She fought for civil rights. Racism was a huge problem in the South. Her courageous act, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, affected many people's lives.

Achievements/awards----------------------------------- Presedential Medal of Freedom- Congressional Gold Medal - NAACP Image Award- Golden Plate Awards- Spingarn Medal

Impact/legacy---------------------------She got arrested because she didn't give a white man the seat in the bus. Congress spent eleven months to desegrate all city busses. This happened because of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She wrote books about her life. Some of them were Dear Mrs. Parks , Rosa Parks My Story, and I am Rosa Parks. These books are important because Rosa Parks describes her struggles and her life in these books, so little kids can see how racism was a problem in the South back then.


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