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Rosa Parks “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement” *February 4, 1913 -October 24, 2005*
Rosa Louise Mc. Cauley Parks § Rosa was born on February 4, 1913. § Her place of birth was Tuskegee, Alabama. § Rosa grew up on a farm with her mother, brother and grandparents.
The Schooling of Rosa Parks § Rosa attended a school that was for African American children. § The school was only open for five months a year. § This school only went up to the sixth grade. § When Rosa turned eleven she as sent to Montgomery to continue her schooling. § Five years after she was sent to Montgomery she had to leave to return home so she could take care of her grandmother who was sick.
Rosa’s Adult Years § In 1932 Rosa married Raymond Parks. § Rosa was finally able to graduate high school in 1934. § The couple worked for the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Rosa’s Greatest Achievement § Rosa refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. When she did this she helped to start the modern civil rights movement. § Rosa’s arrest started a boycott on the city bus line that lasted 381 days. § This boycott led to the Supreme Court ruling in 1956 that there be desegregation of public buses.
Acknowledgements § http: //teacher. scholastic. com/researchtoo ls/articlearchives/honormlk/rosa. htm § http: //www. achievement. org/autodoc/pag e/par 0 bio-1