Rosa Parks Women's Rights Movement

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Rosa Parks was a daring African American that made a difference in our lives. She was one of the many people, who are known, to have made a change during the tough and hard years of discrimination. She lived her life as a regular woman until she made the courageous decision to rebel against the whites on a bus in the mid-1900s. After years of torture and suffering she showed how having education and standing up for what you believe can make you one of the most influential and inspirational women of all time. Rosa Louise McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama to James McCauley, a carpenter, and Leona McCauley, a teacher. At the age of two she moved to her grandparents' farm in Pine Level, Alabama with her mother and younger brother, Sylvester. She enrolled in the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls, a private school founded by liberal-minded women from the northern United States. Later she attended Booker T. Washington High School but was forced to leave to take care of her sick mother (Kenneth Hare). In 1932 she married…show more content…
Rosa Parks sparked the attention of America when she refused to give her seat to a white person on Thursday December 1, 1955. The 42-year-old Rosa Parks was commuting home from a long day of work at the Montgomery Fair department store by bus. At one point, the bus driver asks her to give up her seat and move to the back so a white man could seat in her seat. She didn’t move. (Kenneth Hare) Therefore, most people may think or though she disobeys his order just because she was tired, however, as Parks said in an interview, “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” Eventually, two police officers approached the stopped bus, assessed the situation and placed Parks in custody. (Jeanne

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