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Rosa Parks & Biminghan Bus Boycott

History 10 - Mini Prezi

Me Andrews

on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of Rosa Parks & Biminghan Bus Boycott

RosA Parks Mother of Civil Rights "Why are you always pushing us around?" "I'm tired of being treated as Second Class Citizen" "Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome."
Rosa Louise McCauleyParks
is one of the most recognized Women
African American Civil Rights Activists
of the United States This incident truly showed the backwardness of segregated America December 1, 1995 A chilly December eve plagued Montgomerry Alabama as Rosa Parks boarded the bus After a long day at work, Mrs. Parks took a seat in the reserved colored seating area on the back of the bus As the bus continued on its route the rows began to fill up. James Blake, the Bus driver ordered that she give up her seat for a white passenger Rosa Parks refused to move She was threatened with arrest if she did not give her seat up The bus stopped and police arrived and questioned Mrs. Parsk about why she would not stand She answered simply: Rosa Parks was then
arrested Rosa Parks actions sparked the Montgomery Bus Riots This riot was a political and social protest against the racial segregation in the public transit system African Americans began to
refuse to board public busses The system was crippled Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
and Ralph Abernathy particpated
in the protest
The Supreme Court than ruled it unconstitutional for busess to be segregated in 1956. Rosa Parks
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