Rosa Parks Changed the History of America Essay

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In 1900, Montgomery passed a city law to segregate bus passengers by race. Bus Drivers were empowered to assign seats to achieve that goal. According to the law, no passenger would be required to move or give up his seat and stand if the bus was crowded and no other seats were available. Montgomery bus drivers agreed to require black riders to move when there were no white-only seats left. The first four rows of seats on a Montgomery bus were reserved for whites. Buses had "colored" sections for African Americans usually in the rear of the bus. African Americans could sit in the middle rows until the white section filled. African Americans could not sit in the same row or across the aisle as white people. For years, the black community had…show more content…
Although widely honored in later years, she also suffered for her act; she was fired from her job as a seamstress in a local department store. Rosa Parks’ received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman and second non-U.S. government official to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda. According to rosaparksfacts.com Rosa Louise McCauley as you also may know as Rosa Parks had a rough childhood. Rosa Parks’ full name is Rosa Louise McCauley and she was born on February 4, 1913. She was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. James and Leona McCauley were Rosa’s parents. James McCauley (her father) was a carpenter, Leona McCauley (her mother) was a teacher, and she also had a brother. When she was younger she was sick much of the time. Her parents eventually separated and her mother took her and her brother and moved to Pine Level, a town next to Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa spent the rest of her childhood on her grandparents' farm. Rosa’s childhood in Montgomery helped her develop strong roots in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She did not attend a public school until the age of eleven. But, she was home schooled by her mother. At age eleven she attended the Industrial School for Girls in

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