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Rosa Parks

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on 1 May 2014

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Weeks after her arrest, Rosa was jailed a second time for her role in the boycott.
3.Weeks after her arrest, Rosa was jailed a second time for her role in the boycott. Parks was on the executive board of directors of the group organizing the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and she worked for a short time as a dispatcher. On February 21, 1956, indictments wer handed down against Parks and many others for violating a state law against organized boycotting. She and 114 others were arrested.
Weeks after...
Her story...
On every other day of her life, she had followed the rules of segregation. However, on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks decided she was tired of giving in. When a white passenger entered an already full bus, the bus driver asked Rosa and three other African-American people sitting in her row, to stand up. The others stood up but, Rosa Parks did not. Because she would not give up her seat, the bus driver called the police. Rosa Parks was arrested.News of her arrest quickly spread.

Date and Place of Birth!
She was born in Tuskegee AL on February 4,1913. She died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit MI. Rosa was at the age of 92 when she died.
Rosa wasn't the first!
1.Three other African-American women—Mary Louise Smith, Aurelia Browder, and Susie McDonald—also ran afoul of the bus segregation law prior to Parks. Nine months before Parks was jailed, Claudette Colvin was the first Montgomery bus passenger to be arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a white passenger.
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Rosa Parks
About Rosa Parks
She was forced to move...
2.Parks was forced to move from Montgomery soon after the boycott.
Weeks after her arrest, Parks lost her job at the department store, although she was told by the personnel officer that it was not because of the boycott. Rosa Parks husband quit his job after being told that there could be no discussion of the boycott or his wife in the workplace. Throughout the boycott and beyond that, she received threatening phone calls and death threats. In 1957 she, along with her husband and mother, moved to Detroit. She eventually worked as an administrative aide for Congressman John Conyers, Jr., and lived the rest of her life there.
4.She refused to leave, but not because her feet were tired. She refused to leave because she was tired, she was tired of giving in. It wasn't fair.
5.Bus seats were left empty to honor Parks on the 50th anniversary of her arrest.
Parks did not refuse to leave her seat because her feet were tired...
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