After attending the school for girls, she enrolled at Booker T. Washington High School, another black school, until the age of 15. She was forced to drop out of her High School because her mother was ill and she needed to return home to take care of her (The Life of Rosa Parks 1). When Rosa McCauley was 20 years old in 1932 she met and married a barber by the name of Mr. Raymond Parks. Rosa began to sew and to take on several seamstress jobs, and also housekeeping jobs (Working Together into the 21st Century 1).
Rosa didn’t attend a public school until she turned eleven. Before that, she was homeschooled by her mother Leona who was a teacher. At the age eleven she attended the Industrial school for girls in Montgomery, in school rosa parks took various vocational and academic courses. Later on she began laboratory school for her secondary education, but eventually she never completed her school year because she had to drop out of school to take care of her ailing grandmother. During the rest of her childhood she was greatly influenced by the “Jim Crow Laws”, which separated the whites and the blacks in most part of their daily lives, meaning that these two groups of people couldn’t drink from the same water fountains, use the same public bathrooms or use the same transportation.
She faced many challenges in her life, including being born into slavery, and being orphaned at the age of sixteen. But even with all that befell her, she still managed to pave the way to a better life for herself and others. Ida Bell Wells was born into slavery as the oldest of 7 children in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July 16, 1862. Shortly after her birth, Ida and her parents were freed under the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued on January 1, 1863. Her father was considered a “race man”, who worked for the advancement of Black people, doing things such as campaigning for African-American political candidates, although he never ran for office himself.
Her parents argued about it and prayed about it. Eventually her mother convinced her father that despite the risks, they had to take this step forward, not just for their own children, but for all black children. A federal judge stated that Monday, November 14, 1960 would be the day black children in New Orleans would go to school with white children. There were six black children chosen to integrate the city's public school system. Two of them decided to stay in their old schools, but other three were assigned to McDonough.
After the war and slavery era end, all young and old people went to school as they were hungry of knowledge. Ida Wells also went to school, and recently, she also asked by her father to read him a newspaper. Ida Wells’s parents were death because of yellow fever when she was 16 years old. Ida Wells was the oldest. Even though she still young, she wanted to keep her family together, and reject the idea from friends and family members to separate
Another event was when she was in high school, she changes her name to Anne Moody, and a white boy, whose name was Emmitt Till who was visiting from Chicago, whistled at a white girl, and then a group of white men murdered him. This bothered Ann, and she didn’t work or sleep for days. When Samuel O’Quinn, a black empowerment activist and NAACP member tried to organize a meeting, the Principle Willis, who is an Uncle Tom, tattled on him. Samuel was shot by a mob of white men. The first experience of a civil rights movement was when she was attending Natchez College in Mississippi.
The 1960s are when they stopped for good. The laws were awful for the blacks and here is where they are talked about. From the 1800s and 1900s, the Jim Crow laws came about in many forms till their demise. There were so many Jim Crow laws throughout the 1800s and 1900s. The laws covered almost every single part of daily life in the United States.
When the mostly white United Federation of Teachers went on strike in 1968, she crossed the picket line and taught the children herself. After this she joined a New York chapter of the Black Panther Party and fell in with an organizer named Lumumba. She took to ranting about killing "the pigs" and overthrowing the government, which eventually led to her arrest and that of twenty comrades for conspiring to set off a race war. Pregnant, she made bail and told her husband, Lummuba, it wasn't his child. Behind his back she had been carrying on with Legs (a small-time associate of Harlem drug baron Nicky Barnes) and Billy Garland (a member of the Party).
Living with his grandmother and the Reeds in all-white neighborhoods, he felt even more isolated. When Langston was ready to start school in 1908, his mother was told that because her son was black, he could not attend a nearby, mostly white school in Topeka, Kansas. Carrie, his mother, fought with the school over their decision. She won her fight and Langston was finally admitted to the school. He dealed with his loneliness by writing poetry.