Rosa Parks

by Riana Gonzalez

Info about Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was born on February 4,1913 in Tuskegee Alabama. But she died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit Michigan. She died of old age. She married Raymond Parks in 1932.She met Raymond at a barber shop.

Rosa Parks life

2.What Rosa's famous for

Rosa Parks is famous for refusing to give her bus seat to a white man. She was a seamstress at that time. She was really tired she was working hard all day . She payed her fare and went to the back of the bus. Then she sat down the bus was full then two white man came into the bus. The first man found a seat but the second one didn't. So the bus driver told Rosa Parks to move but Rosa Parks said no. The bus driver said if you don't move I am going to call the cops. She said "call them". She got arrested. Now lots of people honor her.

3.Rosa's childhood

Rosa's mother moved the family to Pine Level because her parents got a devorce .Her education wasn't that good but her mom taught her to read . Until she was eleven then Rosa Parks went to a all girl school. One time the Ku Klux Klan went by her house but her grandpa had a shot gun armed and ready. The Ku Klux Klan is a group of people that hate African americans so much that they kill them.

4.Rosa's adulthood

Rosa met Raymond Parks and married him right away. With Raymonds help she earned her high school degree in 1933 .Years later, she was coming from her work at a department store she was really tired. She payed her fare on the bus got off and went to the back of the bus .She found a seat and sat down but then a white man came onto the bus and couldn't find a seat .So the bus driver said get off and give your seat to the man. But Rosa said no and he called the cops and she got arrested. Years later, Rosa Parks became famous for refusing her seat.

5.Rosa Parks quote

" I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people."

6.Life Lesson you can learn from Rosa Parks

You can learn that no matter what color you are you can do anything you set your mind to.

7.Describing her in five words

Determined , Courageous , Strong , Proud , Resourceful

8.Five Fast Facts

1.Rosa Parks was forced to move from montgomery after the boycott

2.The bus seats were left empty to honor Rosa Parks on the 50th anniversary of her arrest.

3.Rosa Parks was not the first African-American woman to be arrested for refusing her seat on a mongomery bus it was Claudette Colvin

4.Rosa Parks Mother, Leona Was a teacher

5.Rosa Parks father, James was a carpenter

9.most important facts

She refused to give up her seat for a white man at the bus stop and got arrested.When a African American needed to go to the bus they would pay there fare then go to the back of the bus. Rosa Parks is a civil rights activist for not giving up her seat to a white man in the bus. Also showing that all people are created equal.
Rosa Parks - Mini Bio