Thursday, March 29, 2007

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama February 4th 1913. She was home schooled until she was 11. On December 1st 1955 she refused to give up her seat to a white man on the bus she was riding. She was arrested for this, and her trial was on Monday December 5 1995. Her actions on the bus triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, so many people stopped riding the segregated buses because they thought they were unfair. In 1979 Rosa received an award from the National Association for colored people. Rosa was important because it showed people that they could stand up for there rights without fighting, and she became a symbol of the power of non violent protest. If Rosa had not stood up for blacks it is very likely people wouldn't have seen how unfair the Jim Crow Laws were, and not stand out against them. Today blacks can vote, write what they want about who they want, get jobs, and are treated equal to all whites. Rosa Parks passed away in Detroit Michigan on October 24th 2005; she was 92 years old. Her funeral lasted 7 hours which showed how important she was to everyone.



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You guys did a great job! - I had no idea that Rosa Parks funeral took seven hours! -


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This was a very interesting and educational paragraph and I enjoy that you can make it very interesting. I can't believe her funeral was 7 hours long!


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We really liked this post.I never knew that Rosa Parks was homeschooled either. We like how you made this post saying that she started the Montgomery bus Boycott. This showed the people how to stand up for their rights.She was famous before now she is going to be even more well known.

TF and JC

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