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Transcript of Rosa Parks
Rosa was born February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee,Alabama. When she was a little girl she had illnesses and chronic tonsillitis throughout her childhood. She had to walk eight miles to school with her brother every day. She was not at school for long before it shut down. Rosa worked on the Hudson Plantation when she was six. She worked with her family making a dollar for every 100 pounds of cotton. She made 50 cents a day for chopping cotton. Her mother was an elementary school teacher. Her father was a carpenter and spent a lot of time away from home building houses. Rosa’s father would leave her and her mother very often and one day he left and didn’t come back when she was five. Struggles and Obstacles
Rosa was called names and bullied because she was black. Rosa was convicted of violating Alabama state law regarding segregation on the buses. She was fined 10 dollars plus four for court costs. Soon she started a boycott. After the boycott and trials were over whites still hated Rosa. So she accepted a deal her brother offered her and moved to Michigan in 1957. Remarkable Facts
One day Rosa was tired and exhausted after a hard day of work and when she was on the bus she didn’t feel like moving when she was asked for a white man who had nowhere to sit. When she refused the bus driver called the cops and Rosa was arrested. When Rosa acted out this started one of the great civil rights battles in U.S history. With the help of Rosa and the boycotts blacks were free to sit wherever they wanted on December 1956.When Parks was 71 years of age she marched in Washington D.C to fight for freedom. In 1980 Parks was the first woman to win the MLK Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize. Rosa also received a U.S Congressional Gold medal of honor in 1999. She received many other medals and awards. Miscellaneous Facts
Rosa was married to Raymond Parks on December 1932. Parks was 32 when she became a registered voter in 1945. It took her three years to become a registered voter. Rosa died in 2005. How have the career options of women in the time period of Rosa Parks changed to the career options of women today? Women didn’t have lots of options back in that time especially if they were black like Rosa. She had to work on a plantation and she only made hardly a dollar a day. Thanks to her women today have a wider range of job options because they can go to school and get an education and get a better paying job. Today I have told you about Rosa Parks. Now that you know what she did and what people remember her by could you imagine what African American’s lives would be like today? Thanks to Rosa Parks we all live fairly. Works Cited
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