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Rosa Parks

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Erin Madding

on 3 March 2013

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Transcript of Rosa Parks

Family Rosa Parks Early Childhood Civil Rights Movement Continued... "People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in. I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move. Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it."
-Rosa Parks Born in Tuskegee, Alabama
Divorced parents
Spent most of her childhood on her
grandparents' farm
Began attending public school at the
age of 11 Attended Alabama State
Teachers College Dropped out at 16 to take
care of her ill grandmother To support her family she learned how to type and sew Was chosen to be the symbol
of the movement
Arrested and taken into custody
Had been thrown off the bus by the same bus driver before
Sparked a 13 month bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama
Courts ruled that segregation on city buses was illegal Took a job on the
unsegregated Maxwell Air Force Base Marries Raymond Parks,
a barber and involved
in the movement Joins the NAACP Was working as a seamstress and as a housekeeper Life Before the
Civil Rights Movement Life After The Civil Rights Movement Outkast Recorded a song named "Rosa Parks"
Brought to court for illegally using her name and being disrespectful "Ah ha, hush that fuss, everybody move to the back of the bus..."
Case was dismissed Continued... Helped African Americans pass the tests to vote
3 attempts for her to pass it herself
Supporter of nonviolence
Always had a gun on her Moves to Detroit, Michigan because of tension Receptionist and Secretary for U.S. Representative John Conyers Attacked in her home for $53 Co-founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development Parents Mother:
Leona McCauley (Edwards)
Teacher Father:
James McCauley
Carpenter Clifford and Virginia Durr Became friends with Rosa Parks

Arranged for Rosa Parks to go to the Highlander School

Organization where union members and civil rights leaders held meetings and conducted educational training Very First person who told Rosa Parks about the importance of registering to vote
Mr. Nixon at that time was the President of the Montgomery Chapter
Chairman of the Legal Redress Committee
First person notified that Mrs. Parks was in jail
Mr. Nixon and Mrs. Durr bailed Rosa Parks out of jail E.D. Nixon Spingarn
Medal Martin Luther
King Jr.
Award Michigan
of Fame Peace Abbey
Courage of
Conscience Presidential
Medal of
Freedom Governor's
of Honor for
Courage Awards Works Cited http://www.rosaparksfacts.com/rosa-parks-awards-achievements.php




http://teacher.scholastic.com/rosa/remembering.htm Brother:
Sylvester McCauley
Born Shortly after parents got divorced Sibling
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