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The Life of Rosa Parks

by Lee-Taylor Bishop


The Life of Rosa Parks
By: Lee-Taylor Bishop, Meg Baggett, Alison Anderson, Amari Bothwell
BY: Julie McDowell
Rosa Parks' story is a touching story, one about a woman who sticks up for what she believes in. Rosa Parks' narrative, in particular, is one of the most captivating and inspiring of these historical accounts.

Rosa Parks faced discrimination as a black woman. Rosa couldn't attend the same schools as white students because African Americans were not permitted to receive the same education as white students. It was illegal for black and white people to use the same restroom or drink from the same water fountain. African-Americans couldn't eat at a restaurant that served only "whites" and they had to ride the bus in separate sections. By acknowledging this, the story starts to unfold.
Rosa Parks was an activist who became known as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. Events from her childhood, school life, and later as she grew up shaped her view on racism and led her to become a woman who stood up for what she thought was right. She fought for change and led others in the belief that laws and actions of others should change. These actions by Rosa led her to receive many awards and create many opportunities for others that she did not have in her life. The path she paved earned her the title of Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Young Rosa

Chapter 2: Barriers Rosa Crossed

Chapter 3: Life After

Chapter 4: Legacy
Assailants- a person who physically attacks another.

Detained- keep (someone) in official custody, typically for questioning about a crime or in politically sensitive situations.

Discrimination- the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.

Heed- pay attention to; take notice of.

Monumental- great in importance, extent, or size.

Segregation- the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart.

Unemployment- the state of being unemployed.
Emmett Till was murdered on August 28, 1955
December 5 , 1955, National bus boycott took place.
On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama.