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Historical Figure: Rosa Parks

Period 8-Morgan Thomas Extra Credit
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Transcript of Historical Figure: Rosa Parks

"Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it."
Rosa Parks Facts and Details

Rosa Parks was born on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Rosa's full name is Rosa Louise McCauley Parks.
Rosa's family valued education.
Her parents were James and Leona McCauley.
Rosa Parks married Raymond Parks at age nineteen.
She was a contributor to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was a protest against segregated bus seating.
Rosa Parks was not the first woman to refuse to give up her bus seat. Fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin also refused to give up her seat as well as several other women.
Rosa was a civil rights activist.
Rosa had started filming a documentary called, "The Rosa Parks Story" on April 30th, 2004.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks passed away on October 24th, 2005.
Works Cited
Works Cited:
B., Ryan, and Kelly Y. "Rosa Parks." Web. 31 May 2015.

http://www.east-buc.k12.ia.us/00_01/bh/rp/rp.htm

"Montgomery Bus Boycott." History.com. A E Networks, 2010. Web. 31 May 2015.

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/montgomery-bus-boycott

"Rosa Parks." History.com. A E Networks, 2009. Web. 30 May 2015.

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks

"Rosa Parks Biography." Bio. A E Networks. Web. 31 May 2015.

http://www.biography.com/people/rosa-parks-9433715#related-video-gallery

"Rosa Parks Timeline." Datesandevents.org. Web. 31 May 2015.

http://www.datesandevents.org/people-timelines/29-rosa-parks-timeline.htm


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Monday, June 1st, 2015
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Historical Figure: Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks was a courageous woman who believed in equality. She showed her courage in the face of adversity when in 1955 she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus. This lead her to being arrested on that same day, December 1st, 1955. Rosa Parks refusing to give her seat to the white man, and several other unconstitutional segregation violations, inspired people to put a stop to racial segregation. And so, the Civil Rights Movement had begun.
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