Rosa Parks

2265 Words Aug 21st, 2013 10 Pages
Even though you might not think Rosa Parks was a significant black women and that she was just another black lady, she did a lot for African Americans, by helping blacks and whites unite. Through her courage of staying on that bus, she had proven a lot to the whites about blacks and what they are capable of doing. She not only changed history, but she also made a name for herself, because she stood up for herself and showed the whites we are all equal and should be treated and one kind. Rosa Parks had a humongous influence on the Jim Crow laws and the Civil Rights movement as well. On February 4, 1913, a little girl was born into the McCauley family in Tuskegee, Alabama. The name of this girl was Rosa McCauley; her name was later …show more content…
The same mean bus driver with a mole was driving that bus got up from his seat, very angry and told Rosa to leave. Rosa still didn’t move. Finally the bus driver got so angry that he called the police. All the people in the buss left with a rush, while calm Ramona, now scared of what would happen stayed in her seat. The police finally came and took Rosa away, but she stayed as quiet as a mouse.
When Rosa got to jail, she had asked the police for a drink of water.one policeman said yes, but right after that the second police man yelled no. she finally got to her cell, but she quickly got moved to another cell with two other women in it. She got permission to call her husband and she quickly reached for the phone. Her mother answered the phone sounding worried. After rosa told Raymond what happened, Rosa’s older friend and Raymond came to get her out. Rosa’s friend bailed her out, but it cost a lot of money.
After Rosa’s arrest, she lost her job at the Montgomery fair department. Raymond too, also left his job, but he did it voluntarily. Rosa parks won awards for the noble deeds that she did. After the death of her husband in 1977, Rosa founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. The Institute sponsors an annual summer program for teenagers called Pathways to Freedom. The young people tour the country in buses, under adult supervision, learning the history of their country and of the civil rights movement.

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