Resiliency Of Rosa Parks

By: Novia Williams

The Mother Of The American Civil Rights

  • Rosa Parks is known for the Mother of American Civil Rights.
  • She stood against segregation, and stood for her rights.
  • Rosa Parks showed people that segregation was not right.
  • In conclusion of her not moving from her seat....she was token to jail.
  • “Each person must live their life as a model for others” ("The Legacy and Life-Lesson of Rosa Parks").
December 1, 1955 - Rosa Parks Arrested for Refusing to Give Up Her Bus Seat

Direct Quotes

“The time had just come when I had been pushed as far as I could stand to be pushed, I suppose. I had decided that I would have to know, once and for all, what rights I had as a human being, and a citizen”("The Henry Ford").


“I didn't have any idea just what my actions would bring about. At the time I was arrested I didn't know how the community would react. I was glad that they did take the action that they did by staying off the bus”("Win Knowles and Jillian Bibbins").


“I didn't have any idea just what my actions would bring about. At the time I was arrested I didn't know how the community would react. I was glad that they did take the action that they did by staying off the bus”("Win Knowles and Jillian Bibbins").


“By refusing to give up her seat to another passenger. During this era of legalized racial segregation, her presence placed her outside of the law. By not moving, Mrs. Park transitioned from a place within the law to an unlawful act, resulting in her arrest. Her presence in a particular seat at a particular time made a statement” ("Christian").

Two Important Facts

  • Rosa Parks created a huge change in segregation, she didn't move just because she was tired from a long day of work, she was tired of being pushed around and treated unfairly("The Henry Ford")
  • Rosa Parks grew up learning that just because you are pushed down and people may not like you, that you should never give up on your dreams("Christian")