Rosa parks

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Rosa Parks

Mrs. Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley, February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee Alabama. When she was young, she took care of her grandmother and her mother because they were ills. She was ablack seamstress who worked in shop.She was an activist and she worked with her husband, Raymond, in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP's) programs. Rosa Parks seesthe energy of young people as a real force for change. It is among her most treasured themes of human priorities as she speaks to young people of all ages at schools, colleges, and nationalorganizations around the world.
One evening in December 1955 she was ordered to give up her seat to a white passenger. She calmly refuse to comply. Black leaders used her arrest to start a boycott of all thebus system. The leader of the movement was Martin Luther King who was a minister. The boycott lasted 382 days and the bus companies went bankrupt to put an end. The Suprem Court put an end to theconflict by declaming bus segregation illegal and unconstitutional.
She was an example of courage, dignity, determination and hope because she resisted to authority in order to defend her rights Shewas a symbol of freedom and equality. J. Clinton gave Mrs. Parks the medal of freedom. She was voted by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most Influential people of the 20th century. A Museum and Libraryis being built in her honor, in Montgomery.
Besides, she was an author. Indeed, she has written four books that tell her struggle.
She died in October 24, 2005.

To conclude, Rosa Parks wasnationally recognized as the "mother of the modern day civil rights movement" in America. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, December 1, 1955,triggered a wave of protest December 5, 1955 that reverberated throughout the United States. Her quiet courageous act changed America, its view of black people and redirected the course of history.
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