rosa parks project
Hi! I am Rosa Parks. I was born in Pine Level, Alabama in 1913. My grandparents were slaves, but I was born free after slavery ended. Even though I am free, I do not have the same rights as white people.
I work at a department store sewing shirts. There are probably a few rules you should know about the way America was back then. You see, because I am black, I cannot go to school with whites, eat with whites, drink from the same fountain, or have many of the same privileges. These rules are known as the Jim Crow Laws.
No. I am tired of giving in. Call the police if you wish.
The bus is full and a white man is standing. Give up your seat and move further back or I will have you arrested.
You are under arrest for breaking the law.
Why do you treat us so badly? I am not tired from a long day. I am not an old woman. I am 42 and tired of giving in. It is not right.
Why do you refuse to move seats?
My refusal inspired other African Americans to stand up for what is right and refuse to give in. They stood behind me and boycotted the bus system. Then there was a Million Man March that gained us equal rights. I can now sit where I choose and be free. It is illegal to force me out of my seat or make me give in ever again for the color of my skin.
Credits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki /Rosa_Parks http://www.biography.com/people/ rosa-parks-9433715 http://www.history.com/topics/ black-history/rosa-parks http://www.legalspeaks.com/2013/02/ rosa-parks-and-the-making-of- the-civil-rights-act-of-1964 /#sthash.QwN9hC1z.dpuf
Rosa Parks is an inspiration to me and others because she is fearless and determined. She stood up for herself and what she believed was right and made a difference. I learned that anyone can make a difference. You do not have to be famous. You could simply work at a sewing shop and change America.
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