A Unique Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913. Rosa parks moved her parents to Pine Level, Alabama. She had a brother that was born in 1915 named Sylvester.

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Her parents were separated shortly after Sylvester was born. when she completed her education in Pine Level at age eleven, her mother, Leona, enrolled her in Montgomery Industrial School for Girls, a private institution. After finishing Miss White’s School, she went on to Alabama State Teacher’s College High School. She was unable to graduate with her class, because of the illness of her grandmother Rose Edwards and later her death.

Rosa Parks had a challenge because of her appearance, she was targeted for racial discrimination and segregation. She suffered for a few days because of her arrest for the bus incident. She moved to Detroit, Michigan where she was able to find a job. Parks became known as the mother of the civil rights movement because she refused to leave her set on a Montgomery, Alabama bus.

Rosa parks was inspired by Claudette Colvin. Claudette Colvin was arrested because she did not give up the bus seat for a white passenger. It wasn’t Rosa Parks who was first arrested for the bus boycott incident. Rosa Parks incident happened 9 months after Claudette had the bus incident. Parks ended up in jail for not giving up the seat for a white passenger for 13 months. By refusing to move up from the seat she helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States.

Rosa parks inspired me because she has helped other human beings to stand up for themselves and not let the civil right movements take over.

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