Where did rosa parks grew up

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where did rosa parks grew up

Who Was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

I love reading the Who Was... and What Was… books, even as an adult. This story was really interesting and I learned about some people, who I had heard of before, but did not know their complete connection to the civil rights movement.

I was very glad this book talked about Claudette Colvin. She was the first person to not give up her seat on a bus and was beaten and sent to jail for it. Many books about the civil rights period do not talk about her, so it was refreshing to read this one. The reason that she was not the face of the civil rights bus movement was because she was a 15-old-girl that was pregnant. Nixon, who was helping with the civil rights movement, thought Rosa would be a much better fit. (Learning about Nixon was new information for me). Nixon went around to all the black churches and encouraged them to tell their members to not ride the busses anymore until the movement is over.

Another person I learned about was Eleanor Roosevelt. I had no idea that she was involved in the civil rights movement.

And lastly, I have read a ton of books on Rosa Parks (most picture books, because Im a teacher) so I didnt learn a lot of new information on her. However, I did find it fascinating that she didnt 100% agree with the movement that Martin Luther King Jr. was doing. He believed in absolutely no violence, but Rosa herself believed that black people should be able to stand up for themselves. She agreed with Malcolm Xs way (some violence is necessary) over Kings. I also learned that after the civil rights bus movement she moved to Detroit, because no one would hire her and her husband. She stayed in Detroit till she passed away and was buried there.
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Obama: Because of Rosa Parks's courage, "I stand here today"

Biography: Where did Rosa Parks grow up? Rosa grew up in the southern United States in Alabama. Her full name was Rosa Louise McCauley and she was.
Yona Zeldis McDonough

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Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, December 1, , triggered a wave of protest December 5, that reverberated throughout the United States. Her quiet courageous act changed America, its view of black people and redirected the course of history. Her brother, Sylvester McCauley, now deceased, was born August 20, Later, the family moved to Pine Level, Alabama where Rosa was reared and educated in the rural school. She, however, was unable to graduate with her class, because of the illness of her grandmother Rose Edwards and later her death.

The Civil Rights leader and activist was born on Feb. Parks is most recognized for her contributions during the Civil Rights Movement, and for her extreme bravery that helped pave the way for the desegregation of blacks by her refusal to surrender a bus seat to a white passenger. On that day of her history-making arrest, her bold actions helped spark the Montgomery boycott that led to lasting change in the city. Her parents were both former slaves, and she grew up in a family that strongly stood for racial equality. She left school during her junior year of high school to care for her sick grandmother and mom, and eventually landed a job as a seamstress in Montgomery. On the fateful day of Dec. Bus drivers were responsible for assigning seats to passengers, and would often demand blacks give up their seats for whites, and if they protested this they would call police officials.

Who Was Rosa Parks?

Rosa was born on February 4th, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Growing up she was sick much of the time and was a very small child "Rosa Parks Facts. Eventually her mother and father separated and her mother took her and her brother to live with her in Pine Level, a town near Montgomery. Rosa was homeschooled until she was eleven. She was then sent to public school, she attended the Industrial School for Girls in Montgomery. She later went back to school to get her secondary education but was unable to finish.

She grew up during a time when segregation dominated most facets of life in the American South. From a young age, she was witness to racial discrimination and violence, including a highly active local Ku Klux Klan. Rosa was forced to leave high school to help attend her dying grandmother, then her ill mother. In December she married Raymond Parks, who encouraged her to get her diploma, which she did the following year. On December 1, , returning home from work on a city bus, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, as required by law. The driver threatened to have her arrested and she did not resist.


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