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Rosa Parks

This prezi is about the life, events, and achievements of Rosa Parks

Andrew Haskins

on 3 April 2011

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Rosa Parks
By: Andrew Haskins Early life Born in Tusgegee, Alabama
Her father is James McCauly, employed as a carpenter
Mother is Leona Edwards, employed as a teacher
In her younger years she was sick a lot and was a smaller child. Education Whites got bus transportation while blacks had to walk to a single roomed schoolhouse.
For the rest of Rosa's education she went to segregated schools in montgomery.
In the eleventh grade she had to leave school and tend to her sick mother, and she never returned later. Civil rights movement The whites fought back by burning down black churches and attacking peoples homes
After moving away from the city Rosa continued to fight for equal rights.
Sometimes she went back to montgomery to assist in civil rights marches, and support Dr king. Bus Boycott The boycott started when Rosa was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white passenger on the bus.
Rosa Parks was released on bail that night, but was sent to court the next day.
The Boycott lasted a total of 381 days. Jobs 1930s - 1955: Rosa's job was a seamstress.
1943: Rosa was appointed secretary of the NAACP
1965 -1988: worked as a receptionist, and office assistant for John Conyers.
1987 - present: established the Rosa and Raymond parks institute. Awards/Achievements Awarded the spingarn award by the NAACP.
Put into the michigan women's hall of fame.
Awarded the MLK jr. award by the NAACP. Sources http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4809
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