Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

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Even though you might not think Rosa Parks was a significant black women and that she was Just another black lady, she did a lot for African Americans, by helping blacks and whites unite. Through her courage of staying on that bus, she had proven a lot to the whites about blacks and what they are capable of doing. She not only changed history, but she also made a name for herself, because she stood up for herself and showed the whites we are all equal and should be treated and one kind. Rosa Parks had a humongous influence on the Jim Crow laws and the Civil Rights movement as well.

On February 4, 1913, a little girl was born into the McCauley family in Tuskegee, Alabama. The name of this girl was Rosa McCauley; her name was later changed to a better known name, Rosa Parks. Rosa had a little brother named Sylvester, who was born on August 20th in 1915. Her parent’s’ names were Leona and James McCauley, and her grandparent’s names were Grandma Rose and Grandfather Sylvester. Rojas’s father was a carpenter, and he left the family when Rosa was five years old. Rojas’s mother was a school teacher at her school. For the beginning of her school year, Rosa attended a local for blacks, Spring Hill Church School.

The white children started school earlier in the year than the blacks. The black children began school in October; this allowed the children help their parent’s with the farm. The white children also got to ride the bus to school, wh

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ile the black children had to walk to school. Rojas’s tonsils were Infected as a child and throughout most of her teenage life, so this caused her to miss a lot of school. During her fifth grade year, she missed so much school that she got held back. Spring Hill Church School, closed In due to there wasn’t enough money to fund It, Rojas’s mother lost her Job there.

They found a school eight miles walking called sandy springs, but since Rojas’s mom got hired as a teacher there; she had to move closer to the school, while Rosa and Sylvester stayed with their grandparent’s, because they still had a farm to take care of, so they walked to school.. After sixth grade Rosa, her mother, and Sylvester move to Montgomery, Alabama because Rojas’s school In Tuskegee ended at sixth grade and Rojas’s mother wanted her to have more education. During their stay, they lived with her aunt and cousins, for a short time. Rosa went to a private school called Montgomery Industrial school for girls, also known as Mrs..

White’s School. Mrs.. White was the principal of the school. At first Rojas’s mother paid for Rosa to go, but In a while Rosa started paying herself by dusting, sweeping, emitting wastebaskets and washing black boards. All the teachers at Rojas’s school were all white (Rosa Parks young rebel, Kathleen). Rosa met Raymond Parks at church on evening when her friend, who at the time was trying to find a man for Rosa, Introduced them. Once the

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met Raymond wanted to take her on a date but Rosa was not a fan of this Idea. One day Raymond even went to Rojas’s house and her mom let him In. Finally Rosa said yes to this persistent man.

Their first date was a car ride, after this date they fell In love and by their second date Raymond proposed. A few months later these lovebirds got married at their church. One day Rosa went on a bus ride coming home from work. This bus driver was really mean, and had a mole. After Rosa paid her ten cents to get In the bus she walked In through the front, which was not allowed for blacks and they go in through the back, but Rosa didn’t move. The bus driver finally got up and started pulling Rosa off the bus, but Rosa purposely dropped her bag in the white section. Rosa slowly picked the bag up, and the bus driver got angry and kicked her UT.

Rosa didn’t get arrested or pressed charges for this specific event. One day, Rosa was coming home in the summer from a school camp, which she left early from because she missed home. She sat in the white section because it was empty at the time. A white man came and all the blacks got up, except Rosa. The same mean bus driver with a mole was driving that bus got up from his seat, very angry and told Rosa to leave. Rosa still didn’t move. Finally the bus driver got so angry that he called the police. All the people in the buss left with a rush, while calm Ramona, now scared of what would happen stayed in her seat.

The police finally came and took Rosa away, but she stayed as quiet as a mouse. When Rosa got to Jail, she had asked the police for a drink of water. One policeman said yes, but right after that the second police man yelled no. She finally got to her cell, but she quickly got moved to another cell with two other women in it. She got permission to call her husband and she quickly reached for the phone. Her mother answered the phone sounding worried. After Rosa told Raymond what happened, Rojas’s older friend and Raymond came to get her out.

Rojas’s friend bailed her out, but it cost a lot of money. After Rojas’s arrest, she lost re Job at the Montgomery fair department. Raymond too, also left his Job, but he did it voluntarily. Rosa parks won awards for the noble deeds that she did. After the death of her husband in 1977, Rosa founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. The Institute sponsors an annual summer program for teenagers called Pathways to Freedom. The young people tour the country in buses, under adult supervision, learning the history of their country and of the civil rights movement.

President Clinton presented Rosa Parks with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996. She received a Congressional Gold Medal in 1999. Www. Achievement. Org). She won the Christian leadership council

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