She also had a younger brother named, Sylvester McCauley. (Rosa Parks Bus, TheHenryFord.org) At the age of two Rosa, along with her mother, and younger brother moved to her grandparent’s farm in Pine Level, Alabama. (Rosa Parks Bus, TheHenryFord.org) At the age of eleven she enrolled in the Montgomery Industrial School for girls. This school was considered to be a private school for the young African American females. In order for her to get to school she had to walk.
Aura L. Guir College Prep. June 16, 2010 The biography of Rosa Louise Parks Rosa was born on February 4th, 1913, in Tuskegee Alabama, she was the oldest of the two children her parents had. Rosa was brought up by her parents James and Leonna McCauely, her father was a carpenter and her mother was a teacher. At the age of two Rosa, her younger brother Sylvester and her mother moved to her grandparent’s farm in Pine Level, Alabama. At the age of 11 she was enrolled at the Montgomery Industrial School for girls once graduated, she went on to Alabama State Teacher's College High School.
Rosa was born on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her father, James McCauley was a carpenter and her mother, Leona Edwards, was a teacher. Growing up she was sick most of the time and was a small child. Eventually her mother and father separated. Her mother took her and her brother to live in Pine Level, a town near Montgomery.
I have chosen to write about Ms. Rosa Parks, the mother of the Civil Rights Movement. December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. She was subsequently arrested and the Montgomery Bus Boycott was born. Ms. Parks’ trial was set for December 5, 1955. The black community organized and distributed 35,000 leaflets asking Blacks to stay off the buses that day.
Rosa actually waited for another bus after seeing the first bus’s seats were all occupied. When the second bus arrived she strolled on, not realizing until the doors closed, the driver was James Blake. Rosa had problems with Blake in the past, and only boarded the bus that day by accident. She then seated herself in the first row of the black section. The next stop was inundated with white passengers; all but one received a seat.
Rosa Parks Rosa Parks was involved in many legendary Civil Rights movement causes such as, trying to get voting rights for African Americans. Many considered her the “Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement.” Rosa Parks was involved and continued to work and be active in the NAACP(National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), Youth Association Organization, and various other Civil Rights movements. One of Rosa’s biggest contributions was the involvement and facilitation of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Parks worked as an assistant in an office for Congressman John Conyers and like many other people, she was dependent upon the buses in Montgomery to get to work. In the city of Montgomery, the first ten seats on the buses
Rosa Parks is honored today and will most likely be honored for ever. She was a civil rights activist. On the day of Rosa Parks’ funeral, black ribbons were wrapped around the front seats of all Montgomery buses. Never would a black think they would go from being “lesser known” too well known and cared for. Rosa Parks, brave and bold, stood up for not only herself but also for all the blacks.
Rosa Parks On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks entered the bus from work to head home. She sat right behind the seats that were saved for the whites, and refused to give up the seat she was sitting in. Mrs. Parks was then arrested and took to jail. This act of civil disobidience was an affective act because later segregation was considered unconsitutional.
She got arrested once for not giving up her seat to a white person on the bus. She had just worked a hard day and the white man tried to make her get up. She refused. She fought for civil rights. This is important because it makes America who we are.
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism by Angela Y. Davis Undoubtedly, Angela Davis epitomizes what millions of African American men and women have long felt about the never ending oppressed conditions that exist for them in America. Davis, one of the founding mothers of the radical 60’s and 70’s black feminist and civil rights movement, usher into the 20th century a buried and overlooked oppression that many black woman experienced at the end of racial slavery that cannot continue to go unnoticed. In her book, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism, Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday, Davis attempts to breakdown the wall barriers of gender oppression by examining the sexuality and lyrics of three iconic women of the blues; challenging the “mainstream ideological assumptions regarding women being in love… and the notion that women’s place was in the domestic sphere” Blues Legacies and Black Feminism (pg.11). But before discussing the works of Angela Y. Davis it would be injustice not to discuss the woman, herself, and the many accomplishments as-well-as trials and tribulation she has overcome. Angela Davis was born January 6, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama to two highly educated parents, both of whom where educators themselves.