Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 Tuskegee, Alabama, parents separated and in 1932, (age 19) she married a man, Raymond Parks who helped with her diploma. She then passed away on October 24 2005. (age 92)
Why She Stood Up
To change rules of equal rights on buses and public facilities, being segregated. I'm tired of giving in.
Why did you fight against civil rights?
She thought segregation was wrong and wanted others to fight because "Black people have endured this for too long." (Back in the late 1800's and 1900's there was the Jim Crow's Law, where segregation started).
An Impact On Our Society
I think we need to end the Jim Crow's Law...
She boarded the Cleveland Avenue Bus and sat on a "colored" seat. The driver separated the white and blacks to their seats (white in front, black in back) Several whites asked for the blacks to give up their seat, three stood up and got another seat while Rosa refused. She then got arrested, and released. (Year 1955)
Rosa to Martin
Like every other activist wanting to stand up and change the rules of our world to make it better, she changed the rules of segregation so our world is peaceful and equal. A famous quote from her: "The only tired I was, was tired of giving in," showing that she hated segregation and wanted to stop it.
The result of Rosa Park's actions lead to the end of segregation between whites and colored. This was truly a big part of history that everyone shall honor her for.
Rosa Parks's mission to stop segregation inspired Martin Luther King Jr. years later. It inspired him to share his dream to the world, as a speech. This also lead to the stopping of Jim Crow's Laws'. (August 28, 1963)