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Risk Taker Rosa Parks
Transcript of Risk Taker Rosa Parks
~Another risk that she took was to try to end segragation. Back then, that was a dangerous thing to do considering the fact that you could of got arrested, beaten, or even killed.
~ When she was just 19 years old, she married a man named Raymond Parks but then later divorced in the year of 1977
~ Her parents are Leona McCauley and James McCauley
Family Information: (continued)
She was the first of two children born. Her parents were farmers who also held other jobs. Her father worked as a carpenter and her mother was a school teacher.
Here Are Some Risks That She Took!
1st Important Risk-Taking Event
~A risk that she took is when she had decided to drop out of high school because her grandmother was very ill and later past away
Risk Taker: Rosa Parks
Place and Date of Birth
~Rosa Parks was born February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama
Rosa Parks attended Highlander Folk School and also went to Alabama State Teachers College for African Americans only
~ She had no children
2nd Important Risk-Taking Event
~ She refused to give up her seat to a caucasion man on the bus
~During the time, they had segragational laws that you had to follow where if there were any African-Americans sitting in front of the bus and a caucasion person comes on, the African- American would have to get up out of their seat and move to the back of the bus and let the caucasion person have the seat they were sitting in.
~She later got arrested and fined $14
Here Are Some
Rosa Parks died October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan
She Won Awards For:
~Presidential Medal of Freedom
~Congressional Gold Medal
~Golden Plate Awards
~NAACP Image Award
She was also a civil rights pioneer
....And She Is!!!
Here Are Some
About Rosa Parks
That is Important!