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Transcript of Rosa Parks
-Rosa Parks Born in Tuskegee, Alabama
Spent most of her childhood on her
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)
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
of Fame Peace Abbey
of Honor for
Courage Awards Works Cited http://www.rosaparksfacts.com/rosa-parks-awards-achievements.php
Born Shortly after parents got divorced Sibling