Rosa Parks

Tad Broadbent

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Who Was She?

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)

She was an African-American rights activist. She started a peaceful revolution by simply saying, "No".

What Did She Do?

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey the bus driver's order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. She thought that she was a woman and he should be nice and let her have it, so offended she said no. After a disturbing argument she was arrested.

What Was The Affect

People realized that black people were no different, and that they deserved equal rights. People started peaceful rallies and the world to me took notice. After awhile some turned violent, but the people were heard and segregation was ended. Some still held on for years to segregation, but by law it was wrong. All thanks to Rosa Parks.
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