How many children did rosa parks have

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how many children did rosa parks have

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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Rosa Parks biography: In her own words

Rosa Parks Biography

The United States Congress has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Blake 's order to relinquish her seat in the "colored section" to a white passenger, after the whites-only section was filled. Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation, but the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP believed that she was the best candidate for seeing through a court challenge after her arrest for civil disobedience in violating Alabama segregation laws. Parks' prominence in the community and her willingness to become a controversial figure inspired the black community to boycott the Montgomery buses for over a year, the first major direct action campaign of the post-war civil rights movement. Her case became bogged down in the state courts, but the federal Montgomery bus lawsuit Browder v. Gayle succeeded in November Parks' act of defiance and the Montgomery bus boycott became important symbols of the movement.

All people should be treated equally, right? Thankfully, there are some amazing people who have done incredible things to fight for equality. One such person was a civil rights activist called Rosa Parks. Her mother was a teacher and her father a carpenter, and she had a little brother called Sylvester. Rosa loved to learn and studied hard at high school. But, sadly, she had to leave school at 16 to care for her dying grandmother and, shortly after, her very sick mother. When she was 19 years old, Rosa married a barber called Raymond Parks , who encouraged her to return to high school to earn her diploma an education certificate.

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. She received her high school diploma in , after her marriage to Raymond Parks, December 18,

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He now works as a freelance writer in Florida. Rosa Parks has been called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement," thanks to her courageous refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus in Alabama on December 1, Her act of defiance, and the bus boycott that followed, became a key symbol of the American Civil Rights Movement. Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, Her mother was a teacher and her father was a carpenter. When her parents split, Parks went to live in Pine Level, just outside the state capital, Montgomery, with her mother.

That has us wondering how a marriage so fraught with stress and trouble managed to hang in there for almost 45 years. Raymond Parks was older than Rosa by a good nine years. Ray was an activist and a barber and apparently also a fashionable and fastidious dresser. He was particularly interested in any issue related to the betterment of life for black Americans. Eventually Ray and Rosa started dating and the two were married when she was 19 and he was Once she had that in hand, Ray supported her to continue her education and she attended the Industrial School for Girls and the Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes.

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