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Transcript of Rosa Parks
By:Weronika Jatczak and Haley Britton
1 . Parks did not refuse to leave her seat because her feet were tired , she was tired of segregation.
2. Rosa Parks Museum - Montgomery ( at Troy University in Montgomery)
3.Parks was not sitting in whites- only section on that, she was in the front row of a middle section of the bus where African Americans could sit if there were open seats.
4.Parks had had an earlier run-in with James Blake, the bus driver that day in 1943, he kicked her off.
Rosa Louise McCauley was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. When she was about 2 years old, she moved with her parents, James and Leona McCauley, to Pine Level to live with her mother’s parents. In 1915, her brother was born and shortly after, her parents separated. Rosa moved to Montgomery, Alabama at age 11 and attended school at the Alabama State Teachers’ College for Negroes, but left at age 16 to care for her dying grandmother and her chronically ill mother. In 1932, she married Raymond Parks and he encouraged her to finish high school. The next year, she earned her high school diploma. She died October 24, 2005 at the age of 92.
1.Rosa Parks in 1955 famously refused to give up her bus seat launching the influential Montgomery bus boycott.
2.She served as secretary to Edgar Nixon in Montgomery division of NAACP. She served this position for 14 years.
3.Rosa Parks played a leading role in mobilizing people to support Recy Taylor ( a 24-year-old African-American sharecropper, she was abducted and raped by six white men)
4.She is considered one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. She fought through her life for racial equality and women's right .
Why is Rosa Parks notable?
Rosa Parks is notable for refusing to give up her seat to white people on the Cleveland Avenue bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The bus ran out of seats for the white people, so the bus driver extended the white section an extra row into the colored section, forcing four colored people to give up their seats. This group included Rosa Parks, who refused to move, and was soon arrested. When the driver asked "Why don't you stand up?" Rosa replied, "I don't think I should have to stand up," which shows her beliefs on the matter.