Doing a report and im a 2nd grader and i need three facts about Rosa Parks
Hello rosa....Here are a few important facts about this important civil rights activist:
1. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement".
2. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.
[Her action was not the first of its kind. Irene Morgan in 1946, and Sarah Louise Keys in 1955, had won rulings before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Interstate Commerce Commission, respectively, in the area of interstate bus travel. Nine months before Parks refused to give up her seat, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to move from her seat on the same bus system. In New York City, in 1854, Lizzie Jennings engaged in similar activity, leading to the desegregation of the horsecars and horse-drawn omnibuses of that city.]
3. But unlike these previous individual actions of civil disobedience, Parks' action sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Bye rosa... Joe
Feb 01, 2011 |
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