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Rosa Parks

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Krista Furlon

on 16 April 2013

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Birth Rosa Louise McCauley was born on February 4,1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her parents were Leona McCauley who was a teacher and James McCauley who was a carpenter. Bus Companies Around the start of the 20th century bus and train companies enforced seating policies with separate sections for blacks and whites. School bus transportation was unavailable in any form for black schoolchildren in the South,and black education was underfunded. Rosa Parks In 1932, Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber from Montgomery. He was also a member of the NAACP.Which stands for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. By:Krista Furlon When her parents separated she moved with her mother to Pine Level just outside the capital of Alabama, Montgomery. There she grew up on a farm with her maternal grandparents,her mother Leona, and her younger brother Sylvester.
Rosa attended rural schools till the age of eleven. Then she was a student at the industrial School for Girls in Montgomery, she took academic and vocational courses. She also went on to laboratory school for secondary education, but she dropped out in order to care for her grandmother and later her mother,after they became ill. School life Marriage Death Parks resided in Detroit until she died of natural causes at the age of 92 on October 24,2005 in her apartment. Parks Arrest Parks got arrested for not moving from her seat when all the white seats were full and more white boarded. The bus driver moved the colored only sign to the back and she just sat there.
It was the same bus driver (James Blake) that drove off when he told Rosa that she had to re-enter in the back of the bus after she paid her fare.As she went to re-enter he took off and left her in the street. Boycott and Trial On Sunday,December 4,1955 plans for the Montgomery bus boycott were announced at the black churches in the area.After one day of successful boycotting a group of 16 to 18 people gathered at the Mt.Zion AME Zion Church to discuss boycott strategies.
Parks trial was on the day of December 5,1955. In 1957, Raymond and Rosa Parks left Montgomery for Hampton.Virginia.
Rosa’s husband died on August 19,1977 from throat cancer,and her brother only sibling died of cancer that November. About Rosa and Raymond Funeral Her funeral service was 7 hours long and was held on November 2,2005 at the Greater Grace Temple Church in Detroit. Parks was interred between her husband and mother at Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery. Burial
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