Rosa Parks: Leader Of The Civil Rights Movement

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My person is Rosa Parks she is famous for refused to give up he seat to a white passenger on a segregated montgomery. Rosa parks became the leader of the civil rights movement. Rosa Parks boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus for home. She took a seat in the first of several rows designated for "colored" passengers. This was accomplished with a line roughly in the middle of the bus separating white passengers in the front of the bus and African-American passengers in the back. Rosa Louise McCauley was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee her mom name is Leona Edwards and her dad name is James McCauley. Her father was employed as a carpenter and her mother as a teacher. In her younger years she was sick much of the time, and as a result, was a small child. Her childhood in Montgomery helped her to develop strong roots in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. For the rest of her childhood, Rosa lived on her grandparents’ farm. Rosa was homeschooled until she was eleven. …show more content…

Many historians refer to it as the moment the modern movement began. When rosa parks refused to give her seat to a white passenger on a bus, she was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance. Her brave defiance would help inspire the end of legal segregation of public facilities, as well as the extension of rights for minorities nationwide. Rosa Parks’ efforts for civil rights were recognized throughout her life. In 1979 the NAACP presented her with the Spingarn Medal, its highest distinction, and in 1980 gave her its prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr.

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