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timeline about Rosa Parks
Transcript of timeline about Rosa Parks
was born on February 4, 1913
in Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S. By McKinlay
10m One day in 1943, Parks boarded the bus and paid the fare. She then moved to her seat but driver James F. Blake told her to follow city rules and enter the bus again from the back door. Parks exited the bus, but before she could re-board at the rear door, Blake drove off, leaving her to walk home in the rain On December 1, 1955, in, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver to order that she give up her seat in the coloured section to a white passenger but she did not notice that the bus driver was the same man, James F. Blake, who had left her in the rain During a 1956 radio interview several months after her arrest, Rosa parks said she had decided, "I would have to know for once and for all what rights I had as a human being and a citizen. From 1965 to 1988 she served as secretary and receptionist to John Conyers, an African-American U.S. Representative. Rosa Parks received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. 2013, On February 1, President Barack Obama proclaimed February 4, 2013, as the "100th Anniversary of the Birth of Rosa Parks." He called "upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate service, community, and education programs to honor Rosa Parks's enduring legacy 1999, she received the
Congressional Gold Medal,
the highest award given by the U.S. At the age of 92 Rosa
parks died in 2005 THE END! key - human rights
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