Thursday, March 29, 2007

The One and Only Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born on Feb. 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Eventually she died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit. Her furneral lasted seven hours long! She was known as the "Mother of Modern Day Civil Rights Movement." Her famous action was refusing to give her seat up to a white man on December 1, 1955. She was a leader in the Civil Right Movement along with MLK. Her Actions triggered the Montgumory Bus Boycott in 1955. One of her most important actions was triggering the Montgumory Bus Boycott. Another important action was starting the USA Civil Rights Movements. Her actions were one of the first of the NAACP in order to gain rights. After her action, she became a symbol of peace for the non-violent protest. All of of Rosa's actions changed the way we live today and we will surely never forget her. KM & JL

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