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Jo Ann Gibson Robinson

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on 8 March 2016

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Transcript of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson

Her Early Life
Quotation 1
Youth
Later
Jo Ann had had the best grades out of her whole high school graduating class (which is pretty amazing). Jo Ann attended Fort Valley State College and became the first person in her whole family to graduate from college (even her parents). Before going to Atlanta, Georgia to earn her MA in English from the Atlanta University school so she could teach at Macon's public school system.
Monday, February 15, 2016#ciansbirthday
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The Bus Boycott
Boycott
Jo Ann Gibson Robinson Pictures
Pictures
Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
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"People the world over should know that any group, if given equal opportunity in education, employment, civil rights, and the like, can be desirable citizens anywhere, with as much to offer as any other group."

Jo Ann was born on April 17th, 1912, in Culloden, Georgia and she was also the youngest out of 12 children in her family and she was very well educated even though there were limits for that for African American women. Her parents were Owen Boston Gibson and Dollie Webb Gibson. After her father died her and her family sold their farm and moved to Macon, Georgia.
Her Later Life
In 1949 Jo Ann went on an empty public bus (and remember that she was black not white) and then since she was sitting in the 5th row (the white people row not the black) the bus driver demanded to "get off the bus now"! So Rosa took her time to get off the bus and then after rosa Parks was arrested she protested so she could basicaly prove Rosa Parks right (so she was a back up for Rosa Parks).
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