You Say You Want a Revolution? Rosa Parks' Contributions to teh Revolution
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You say you want a revolution?
Rosa Parks actions make her the mother of the civil rights as she changed segregation laws forever.
Rosa Parks was born only a month before world war one started in Europe on February 4, 1913. She lived with her family in Tuskegee and owned farmland of their own. After her brother was born her father left them and went off to live in another town and could no longer support the family. The three of them then moved to live with her grandparents on a farm in Pinelevel, Alabama. Although it was small, it was enough to support their needs. Rosa gave up school and got married to barber, Raymond Parks short after. He wanted Rosa to finish off school as he knew how important education was. Not long after she received her diploma from Alabama State College. Rosa was apprehensive about being able to find a job but luckily got hired as a seamstress in a local sewing factory. Even before the bus incident she was still fighting for what she believed in. She and her husband were huge civil rights activist. She had run-ins with bus drivers and was evicted from many buses.
African Americans fought for their civil rights for years. It took one tough middle-aged black woman with a strong will to really spark the battle. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white bus rider. She was fined fourteen dollars and found guilty of the crime of disorderly conduct. Parks was arrested for violating a city law that required