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Rosa Parks- Kimberley Lu
Transcript of Rosa Parks- Kimberley Lu
February 4, 1913
Rosa Louise McCauley
Industrial school for girls
The Ku Klux Klan: A white clan who serve to intimidate the black.
Rosa Park's Childhood
-Rosa would always be extremely attentive towards segregation
The public water fountains would be color separated.
Rosa lining up to enter the Montgomery bus.
The Story Behind the Bus
In 1955 ~ Rosa rode the bus, noticing that there were vacant seats in the front (for the whites), while the seats in the back (for the black) were completely filled
-Evidently her actions infuriated the driver and she was put into police custody for breaking the segregation law
" The only tired I was, was tired of giving in."
Rosa Parks, arrested at 42 years old.
-Rosa was plead guilty on December 5, 1955 for violating segregation law
-Local civil rights activists initiated a protest against the Montgomery Bus system on the day of her trial
-The Montgomery protest posted major economical threats to the bus company
-The boycott lasted 381 days
-An year after Rosa's refusal to give her seat up the Supreme court decides that Montgomery segregation laws are illegal
Rosa proudly sitting in the front of the bus
Rosa Park's significance
-Rosa Parks raised public awareness of the Montgomery Bus issues
-She ended segregation in Montgomery
- She was the "mother" of the civil rights movement
Rosa's Effect on our World Today
_ Rosa Park's determination ended racial segregation between whites and blacks today
“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. ”
February 4, 1913- October 24, 2005
Kimberley Lu 812
-Rosa decided to sit at the front of the bus
October 24, 2005