Rosa Parks and Malcolm X
By: McKenzie Murphy
Rosa Parks was an Africian-American civial rights activist. The United States Congress refered to her as " The first lady of civil rights" and "The mother of freesom movement." On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama Parks refused to obey a bus driver's order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger. She was then arrested on site.
Malcolm X was a prominent black nationalist leader who served as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam during the 1950s and '60s. Due largely to his efforts, the Nation of Islam grew from a mere 400 members at the time he was released from prison in 1952 to 40,000 members by 1960.