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John Cruz

on 15 March 2011

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Transcript of ROSA PARKS

Rosa Parks Rosa Louise McCauley was born on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Rosa died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. She was arrested at the age of 42 years old. Convicted of violating the laws of segregation the Jim Crow Laws. and Rosa Parks was arrested for civil disobedience On December 1, 1995 in Montgomery, Alabama she boarded bus No. 2857, & then she sat down and refused to give up her seat to a white man because she was sitting in the black section and all of the white section was filled up so the white man asked her to get up and move, but she ignored him and stayed seated. Also she was tired from a long day at work. The bus driver then called the police and she was arrested. Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed, or rather, sat down for what she believed. The impact of her arrest was a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system. The boycott was led by Martin Luther King Jr. It also led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation. Bus driver James Blake called the police after Rosa refused to give up her seat. She arrested for a violation of Chapter 6, section 11 segregation law of Montgomery City Code. What was the impact
of Rosa Parks refusal of not giving up her seat? Her arrest became a rallying point around which the African American community organized a bus boycott in protest of the discrimination they had endured for years
Rosa Parks became known as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement," honored with awards around the world.
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