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Rosa Parks

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“Back then, we didn’t have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival, of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down.”(Rosa Parks Biography). She’s tired and her feet are absolutely aching, but the only feeling going through forty-two year old Rosa Park’s mind is anger. She has just been told by the bus driver to relocate to the back of the bus and join the rest of the colored people that had been moved; so a white man could occupy her seat. He tells her to move again. She doesn’t. What happens next on this first day in December is a middle-aged seamstress being tossed out of a bus and subsequently arrested. The beginning of the Montgomery bus boycotts is about to begin. Rosa Louise McCauley was born on February fourth, 1913 to a carpenter father and a teaching mother, in the town of Tuskegee, Alabama- one of the most racist states of the union. She lived a somewhat normal (raised liberally) life, having grown up with her grandparents on a farm in he...
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