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Rosa McCauley's Life and Accomplishments

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Rosa McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913, to James McCauley& Leona Edwards. Rosa Parks was born in the same year as when President Woodrow Wilson’s administration initiated racial separation in bathrooms, restaurants, lunchrooms, and break rooms. Rosa’s mother was a teacher before she had Rosa and retired soon after she was born. Her father was a carpenter. Rosa’s mother left her father when she was two yrs old. She lived with her mother while she was educated. Her mother was the one to teach her how to read. She was a very spiritual woman, she went to church her whole life. Her mother and her lived with one of their cousins but soon moved out due to her cousin wanting to legally adopt Rosa and her mother refused to do so. They moved in with another cousin, Cousin Lelar, and stayed there a while. Rosa went to laboratory school that summer at Alabama State Normal College where they would teach basically summer school for children for experience that was valuable for them. After she finished her classes, she and her mother moved back to Pine Level where they lived originally. She started to date Raymond Parks in 1931. She later married Raymond Parks in 1932 at the age of 19



Rosa parks with husband”

She met her husband Raymond in 1931 through a mutual friend when she was 18 yrs old. Rosa wasn’t that taken with him when she met him, he grew on her. She later married Raymond Parks in 1932 at the age of 19

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Rosa Parks joined the Civil rights activism with her husband, who had been prodding her to join as early as 1931, while they were still dating. Her husband Raymond inspired her to do what she did, he was her rock she couldn’t do anything without him....

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...r toward the white people even though she had all the right reasons to be bitter and hateful. She didn’t let people squash her down, she said what she wanted to say through anything, or anyone to tell her differently. She was just a very strong lady and I wish I could be like her and face tough decisions when its time to. God gave her the strength to do what was right in hard times and she trusted in Him in them.

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