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1 { Rosa Parks By: Hailey Schroeder

2  Born: February 4,1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama  Died: October 24, 2005 at age 92 in Detroit  Attended high school at Industrial school for girls in Montgomery until she left to go to Alabama State College for Negroes for secondary education  Married Raymond Parks at age 19 Background

3 “We didn't have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival, of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down."

4  Rosa and her husband joined the NAACP  Worked closely with President Nixon  The goal was to improve the ways of African- Americans in the South  This program worked on many cases such as rape and murder  Rosa Parks stated “ We didn't seem to have too many successes. It was more a matter of trying to challenge the powers that be, and to let it be known that we did not wish to continue being second-class citizens." NAACP

5  Rosa and her husband also worked as seamstress together.  While working, Rosa came across Clifford and Virginia Durr  Clifford and Virginia took Rosa Highlander Folk School in Tennessee  The school trained social activists.  At the school, Rosa learned ways to protest against segregation  After Parks returned back home she was more determined to get rid of Jim Crow Laws Seamstress

6  Rosa Parks, 42 year old boarded Montgomery City bus  Refused to give her seat up to a white man  Rosa was than arrested by two police man for not obeying the Jim Crow Laws.  President Nixon and Clifford Durr bailed Rosa out of jail.  The word of what had happened to Rosa spread very quickly December 1, 1955

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8  Over 35,000 handbills were made and announced to bus boycott  After the boycott worked for one day, the Montgomery Improvement Association was put into place  President of this Association was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  During the boycott, African Americans decided only to carpool, take cab, or walk.  Some people walked up to 20 miles a day  “The Supreme Court ruled that segregation on city buses were unconstitutional on November 13, 1956”  Although, the boycott did not end until November 20, They were waiting until the court written order came into Montgomery.  The boycott lasted 382 days  Known as the “largest boycott in American History”  17,000 African Americans participated in this boycott  Rosa Parks was named “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” Montgomery Bus Boycott

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10   With all the threats that occurred during the boycott, Rosa and her family moved to Detroit   Stayed a seamstress and was a spokesperson for Civil Rights   After a year, came back to Montgomery.   Worked as a secretary for U.S. Representative John Conyers   Co-founded with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development After Boycott

11  Presidential Medal of Freedom  " she stood up for the ideals of equality and justice and demanded that the rest of us do the same.“  Congressional Gold Medal  In 2001 opened up the Rosa Parks Museum and Library  Each year in Parks honor, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Award presents Rosa Parks Freedom Award  Rosa Parks was the only women and second of African Americans to lie in state at the Capitol Awards

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13   Academy of achievement. (1961). Retrieved from   Bio.. (2005). Retrieved from parks.html parks.html   Chaberski, C. (2012, November 30). This day in history for december 1 — rosa parks arrested, and more. Retrieved from arrested/   Gaillard, F. (2007, March 14). Encyclopedia of alabama. Retrieved from   Pretzer, W. S. (2002, February). The rosa parks bus. Retrieved from   History. (1996). Retrieved from   Pettinger, T. (n.d.). Biography online. Retrieved from   Stevens, P. (2006). Rosa parks. Retrieved from   Story behind the bus. (2002). Retrieved from References


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