Rosa Parks

All about the woman who changed civil rights and America

Introduction

It's a girl! Rosa parks was born February 4, 1913, Tuskegee, AL. She had one sibling it was Sylvester Mccauley. His death was on November 1977. Rosa's death was October 24, 2005 in Detroit, MI. One quote from Rosa was " 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". She also has won a reward from the president its called the Civil rights act.
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What Amazing things she did during her lifetime.

You may think Rosa was a soft girls like some others. But shes not! After a long day of work rosa had gotten onto a bus full of american men and woman. a few african americans where on to. A man had gotten on looking for a seat. "All africans stand up!" the bus driver yelled. They did, Besides rosa. "No." she replied looking him straight in the eye. " If you don't I will call cops!" he threatened. Just like that in a snap of a finger Rosa was arrested.
Rosa Parks and the Mongomery bus boycott

The Outrage.

African people all over the world heard that Rosa was arrest just for sitting on a bus. Soon as they heard the news decided to form a boycott. All black african americans formed a boycott against the government to change and help fix this problem. This went on for 381 days. Thats one and an half years!

After the fight

After what rosa parks did on December 1st, 1955 it changed America. President Bill Clinton awarded Rosa with the 250th Congressional Gold Medal. She is now in the hall of fame in Washington D.C.

Personal life/Struggle

James McCauley and Leona Edwards. Her father was employed as a carpenter and her mother as a teacher. In her younger years she was sick a lot of the time, and as a small as a baby bird child. Her parents eventually separated and her mother took her and her brother and moved to Pine Level, a town adjacent to Montgomery, Alabama. There Rosa spent the rest of her childhood on her grandparents’ farm.

Rosa did not attend a public school until the age of eleven. Before that, she was homeschooled by her mother. At age eleven she attended the Industrial School for Girls in Montgomery, where she took various vocational and academic courses. She began laboratory school for her education, but never completed it because she was forced to drop out to care for her ailing grandmother.

Rosa and Sylvester Mccauley were segregated white people/kids from black people/kids in almost every part of their daily lives. This included public restrooms, drinking fountains, education and transportation. For the children attending school, there was busing for the white children to their school, but the black children were required to walk to another school. This was difficult for Rosa.

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Thank you Rosa!

Rosa parks herself did something incredible back then. This woman shows true leadership for girls to do something to change the world. I hope I inspired you girls/boys to change the world by standing up and telling the world what is happening on tv or becoming the President of the USA! Thank you so much for taking time out of your time to read this. See you later!