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Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks BA BAckground information Rosa Parks was born February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her mother's name was Leona Edwards and her father's name was James McCauley.
Her mother was constantly unhappy because her father was always working. Rosa was left alone quite a bit as a child.
They moved to Alabama because Rosa's father missed his family. She was taken to live with her Grandparents in Pine Level.
Rosa's favourite memory as a child was when a White Yankee
soldier patted the 6 year old Rosa on the back like any other
child and didnt treat her any differently.
This may have been on of the events that influenced Rosa to
fight for the black people's rights. What Happened On The Bus On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery bus and sat down next to a black man in the aisle seat, 1st row, middle section where blacks were allowed to sit when white people didn't need the seats. Blacks had to stand if a white person needed their seat. While Rosa was sitting down, a white person needed her seat, but she refused to give her seat up. The bus driver called out that he needed those seats, but she still didnt move. She refused to give her seat to anybody else. The bus driver warned he would get the police and have her arrested. She said go ahead. He did and Rosa Parks was arrested. Rosa was arrested and held in a Montgomery jail for just four days, when she was quickly let go. Word quickly spread about Rosa's arrest, and this triggered a series of events in Montgomery, mostly among black people. These events included a ton of violence among the black people like the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This was when black people decided that they would boycott the city buses until they could sit anywhere they wanted, instead of being forced to sit at the back of the bus when a white boarded. One other important event was because of Rosa Parks, it inspired black people to urge Martin Luther King to run for president. He did, and he gave black people rights that they didn't have before like 1) all black people now had courteous treatment on buses 2) seating on a first-come first-serve basis and 3) hiring of black drivers on black bus routes.

Martin wanted to strongly emphasive that he wasn't ending segregation, he just wanted to respect and open seating in the middle of the buses. Compare Contrast Chart Racism was the same back then, becuase the time era of twhen Rosa's perdiciment happened , was the same as when To Kill A Mockingbird was published. Both Rosa's time period and To Kill A Mockingbird belived in unfair treatment towards black people. How Alike How Different
In Mockingbird, it was a white person standing up for a black, and with Rosa's problem, it was blacks standing up for blacks. How Alike Both,Tom and Rose were in a situation where they had to defend theirselves and stand up for black people How Different Rosa didn't end up being killed like Tom, and Tom had someone defending himself, whereas Rosa defended herself. Both stood up for black rights, and they both knew what they were doing was wrong, but they had to do it for the black people How Alike How Different Rosa maybe cared about her topic more then Atticus cared because she was black herself, and wasn't accused for caring about the other race. Many blacks showed up for both trials and tried to prove that Rosa and Tom were innocent. How Alike How Different Rosa had many blacks defending her, while Tom had no one. Also, Rosa won her trial, while Tom lost his. Beliefs: Both wanted segretion to end.
also wanted fairer treatment towards blacks but showed it in different ways. How Alike : How Different: Rosa took stand out of the blue whereas Atticus did it kind of in the system or under the radar. death Rosa had suffered from progressive dementia for many years, and after almost 2 years fighting her battle, she passed away on October 24th 2005. She will always be remembered to us as, "The Mother Of The Civil Rights Movement". "I would like to be know as the person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people"
-Rosa Parks Races Rosa parks --> Atticus Tom robinson --> Rosa parks rosa trial --> tom trial Works Consulted

Parks, Rosa. Rosa Parks : My Story: Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins. New York: Puffin, 1992. Print.



Patterson, Charles. The Civil Rights Movement. New York: Facts on File, 1995. Print.



"Rosa Parks: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." America - Engaging the World - America.gov. 29 Dec. 2008. Web. 21 Apr. 2010. <http://www.america.gov/st/diversityenglish/2008/December/20090106142830jmnamdeirf0.6788446.html>.
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