Rosa Parks

Civil Rights Activist

Rosa Parks

As a Civil Rights Activist, Rosa Parks organized many protests. She is known for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. By doing this she helped sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and eventually the Civil Rights Movement, and showed that segregation is not right.

Biological Info

Born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama, Rosa Parks would later grow up to be a Civil Rights Activist. Even as a child, she experienced racial segregation and discrimination. She attended a segregated school, were African Americans had to walk to school, and whites would be drove to school in a school bus. She later married Raymond Parks, who was involved in the NAACP. Raymond helped her to receive a high school degree. Later, Rosa civil rights issues by joining the Montgomery chapter of NAACP, which would later inspire her to become a Civil Rights Activist.


Throughout her life, Rosa faced discrimination and segregation because she was African American. "People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that wasn't true...No the only tired I was, was tired of giving in." This is a quote from Rosa Parks, I think that because of what she had experienced and dealt with her whole life, she was ready to stand up for her rights. Because Rosa would not give up her seat to a white passenger, she was arrested, but this just made her more eager to gain her rights.


Rosa refused to give up her seat, which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, inspired others to stand up for their rights, and helped the Civil Rights Movement happen. When she refused to give up her seat she started the 381 Montgomery Bus Boycott, which impacted many people. This boycott helped to end segregation on buses and in other public p;aces.
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