Rosa Parks

By: Skyler, Valerie, and Evan

Early Life

  • Rosa was a good student
  • She could only go to schools for black children
  • Rosa did not believe in segregation laws
  • Laws at that time kept white people and African-Americans apart

Life's Work

  • in 1932 Rose married Raymond Parks
  • They both worked to end segregation laws
  • In 1955 a bus driver asked Rosa to give up her seat to a white man
  • Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and she was arrested

Later Years

  • Rosa took her case to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • The bus boycott lasted for over a year
  • Rosa led black people in her town to boycott riding city buses
  • At the end of the bus boycott, the law was changed

Important Information & Fun Facts

  • She died in 2005
  • People remember Rosa as "the Mother of the Civil Rights


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