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Rosa Parks

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Cindy N.

on 7 December 2014

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Transcript of Rosa Parks

Connections to:
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Spark of Courage
Connections to:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Connections to:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Rosa Parks' Early Life
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Interview of Rosa Parks during the Public Transportation boycott.
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."
-Rosa Parks
Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
By: Cindy Nguyen & Emma Slobozianu

Rosa Louise McCauley

February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama, to James and Leona McCauley

Rosa grew up on a small farm
with her brother, mother, and grandparents.
As a child, the Jim Crow law had a great impact on her life (segregated whites from blacks).

Marriage/Young Adult Years:
Married barber and civil rights activist Raymond Parks in 1932.
Both Rosa Parks and Atticus were inspirations to others.
A Change in Society
Rosa Parks sits in an old Montgomery city bus, forty years after being arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man.
The actual bus on which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man, which is now on display at the Henry Ford Museum.

Rosa Parks and Atticus Finch both broke racial barriers of the time period.
Both were going against the norms of society by defending themselves and others.
Rosa Parks and Tom Robinson were both wrongly convicted due to their race.
In both societies, Rosa and Atticus both fought for justice no matter the consequence.
In 1996, President Bill Clinton presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rosa Parks.
Rosa Parks and Tom Robinson were both in similar societies where they were discriminated and treated unfairly due to their race.
Both had to face segregation from white people.
Rosa Parks was a leader and was true to herself just like Atticus.
Both Rosa Parks and Atticus Finch are considered heroes in their societies.
Parks and Finch knew they would face negative consequences if they took their stands, but they still did.
Both stands were extremely important in their societies.
They were both firm in their beliefs and knew that what was right was not determined simply by a popular vote.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks went on the bus to go home.
During that time period, segregation was written into law.
Rosa Parks was ordered to give up her seat to a white passenger.
At the time, she was frustrated and no longer accepted the treatment that she and other African American receive everyday of their lives.
Rosa Parks sat down and refused to give her seat. This resulted to an arrest for disobeying an Alabama law.
Rosa's refusal on the bus helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States.
A new organization called
- Montgomery Improvement Association - was formed the day Parks was convicted.
After Rosa's actions, black citizens in Montgomery began to boycott the city buses and demanded an end to segregation.
The Montgomery bus boycott led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation.
Many believed Park's decision triggered the civil rights movement.
Park's actions demonstrates to everyone that one person can make a great impact and inspire others to do the same.
Rosa Park's act has changed America. She is now nationally recognized and honoured with awards around the world.
The two had courage for taking their stands.
Rosa Parks' refusal on the Montgomery bus allowed black citizens to stand up for their own rights.
As for Atticus, he has greatly influenced everyone's perspective and has taught many valuable lessons to Jem and Scout.
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