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Transcript of Rosa Parks
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About Rosa Parks
Rosa parks was a symbol to all to remain free, and she made her peaceful transition on October 24 2005. We will always remember her.
After she refused the bus driver got furious and screamed at her, but she still refused. Rosa wouldn't move unless a police man moved her himself. The police man came and she was soon arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her act of courage and braveness a movement that ended legal segregation in America.
Rosa Parks is recognized as "The Mother of the modern day civil rights movement. She is a very strong willed woman and she is s hero."
She was the first child of her parents, James and Leona McCauley. When she was 11 her mother enrolled her in Montgomery Industrial School for Girls.
About Rosa (continued..)
Rosa's Grandmother got very ill and she was unable to graduate the elementary school. Soon after her mother got ill, she had to stay home for her. Later, she got her high school diploma in 1934 and then married Raymond parks.
Rosa finally had enough of being treated so poorly, just because she was black. She had to put up with so many mistreatments on buses, in stores, in resturaunts, and in movies theaters for so many years.
The Day it happened
On the evening of December 1st, Rosa Parks got on a bus and it changed everything. She was on her way home from work and she sat down at a seat in the bus. A couple minutes later a white person asked for her seat but she refused.
This is the bus that Rosa Parks rode on, and is now in a museum.
Rosa Parks Death
"The Rosa Parks Story"
This Story was filmed in Montgomery, Alabama in 2001. Even long after this was filmed she still got a numerous amount of awards including the very first Lifetime achievement award given by The Institute for reach on women and gender. She was so greatly appreciated.