Rosa Parks

By: Claire Metz

Struggles


  • Rosa Parks was a black woman back in the 1900s, when black and whites were separated. (Christian).
  • Being a black in this time was hard because everyone thought that the whites were better, and deserved better things. (Barron).
  • Such as the whites got to use the cleaner bathrooms, better seats on the bus. Blacks were treated terribly, the whites would throw food on them.
  • This was hard for Rosa Parks because she had to live through all of this as a black women (Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience).

Overcame

  • Rosa Parks overcame segregation because she wanted to sit up front, but as a black women she wasn't aloud to.
  • Rosa Parks stood up for herself because she stayed in her seat and did what she thought was right. (Christian).
  • “I only knew that I was tired of being pushed around.” -Rosa Parks (Barron).
  • Rosa Parks was very resilient because she stood up for herself when everyone was pushing her down. (Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience).
  • “Her refusal to respond to the authority of other passengers, the bus driver, and police yielded anticipated consequences.” (Barron).
  • Rosa Parks didn't listen to authority so they arrested her. (Barron).
  • “I had no idea that when I refused to give up my seat on that Montgomery bus that my small action would help put an end to segregation laws in the South." (Barron).
  • Parks wrote in her autobiography for kids, “Rosa Parks: My Story.” (Barron).
  • Rosa Parks is saying that she is shocked that her whole incident on the bus would change segregation. (Christian).
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Effect

  • After Rosa Parks stood up for herself on the bus, she got arrested. (Barron).
  • She changed how blacks were treated because she believed in herself.
  • After she was arrested segregation changed because people were aloud to sit where ever they wanted in public transportation. (Christian).
  • Eventually schools were combining, it was the start of blacks being treated equal to whites. (Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience).
  • “On December 1956, the Supreme Court banned segregation on public transportation, and the boycott ended over a year after it had begun.” (Christian).
  • Rosa Parks started the banned of segregation. (Barron).
  • “Rosa Parks became known as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement," honored with awards around the world.” (Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience).
  • Rosa Parks started the Civil Rights Movement. (Barron).