Rosa Parks Rosa Parks is famous for a lot of things. But, she is best known for her civil rights action. This happen in December 1,1955 Montgomery, Alabama bus system. She refused to give up her sit to a white passenger on the bus. She was arrested for violating a law that whites and blacks sit in separate sit in separate rows.
Alabama is one of the states with large African-American population. Her full name was Rosa Louise McCauley and her parents’ names were Leona and James McCauley. Leona, Rosa’s mother, was a teacher and James, her father, was a carpenter. She also had a younger brother named Sylvester. However Rosa’s parents separated while she was still young and she, her mother and brother went to live on her grandparent’s farm in the nearby town of Pine Level.
In "Rosa Parks", Jill Smolowe of People Magazine, writes as one of the Montgomery chapter's first female members, Rosa served as secretary and youth director, corralling youngsters to protest at the city's main library, which made fewer books available to blacks. Rosa's background and lifetime had a very important role in her decision that changed her life from that very day forward. There was an individual stand for freedom taken by Rosa Parksdefying Jim Crow laws of segregation by refusing to y... ... middle of paper ... ...liated, tired of being kicked about by the brutal feet of oppression." Rosa Parks almost single handedly changed the future of every American from that evening of December 1, 1955. Works Cited Kulman, Linda, and David Enrich.
She was also the secretary until 1957 (Rosa Louise McCauley Parks). Throughout her life she worked as a seamstress, she attended the Industrial School for Girls, and Alabama State Teachers College for Negros (Rosa Parks). Later throughout her life she was a main part of other activist role. She died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan (Rosa Parks). Then on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks got on the city bus in Montgomery, Alabama to head home from work.
Rosa McCauley always wanted to wor... ... middle of paper ... ...to stand up for myself. Rosa parks “whose defiance of segregation laws in Montgomery, Alabama sparked the civil rights movement in 1955”, unfortunately died at her home on Wednesday, October 26 in Detroit at the age of 92. Millions of people view Parks as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, it is a designation she repeatedly disclaimed; citing that she was only doing what she thought was her right.” (Boyd). Rosa Parks was a wonder women who “sat down” to stand up for her rights. She is the hero of our country and a ray of light for all the black communities out there.
In 1929, she left school to care for her sick grandmother and mother. Rosa had not finished high school, as she was only in the eleventh grade at the time she quit school. Instead of returning to her studies, she got a job at a shirt factory in Montgomery. In 1932, at the age of nineteen, she met and married Raymond Parks; and a year later, with the support of her husband, Rosa earned her high school degree. In 1943, she joined the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP, serving as the chapter’s youth leader as well as secretary to NAACP president E.D.
(Woo, Elaine).” After she finished school, she then started to get into the political area. “Mrs. Rosa Parks was often known as the mother of the movement that led to the dismantling of established segregation in the South; Mrs. Parks became a symbol of human dignity when she was jailed for refusing to move from her bus seat to give it up to a white man when she rode home from work. Rosa Parks was a part of many Civil Rights Movement acts.
She walked around in a daze wondering what would happen next. Governmental leaders were essential during the civil rights movement. Without the help of government officials, black people would not have had the same rights they have today. Anne Moody’s Coming of Age in Mississippi, talked extensively about the civil rights movement that she had participated in. The civil rights movement proved successful in achieving equal rights for Black Americans, despite strong opposition.
Then they joined their local organization NAACP and helped to improve the movement and keep segregation Salah 2 down, James Haskins is an award winning author with over a hundred books ... ... middle of paper ... ...inist. Her action not only affect the civil rights movement but she gave african american women an example of a powerful strong independent women that started a wave of change in the generation after her. Even after Rosa Parks incident she continued to fight for african american rights, and as well provided opportunities for young black kids to do something positive with their lives that is worth doing. Because of her decision to speak the truth she really gave the future generations including ours to live a life not worrying about being segregated but to have equality. This is why the bus boycott movement is so important because it really triggered the civil rights movement to stand up for their rights and stop racial inequality that greatly impacted us because of one woman's action to say no, which why she is known as the “mother of the civil rights movement”.
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).