Cause And Effect Of Rosa Parks Essay

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Cause and Effect: Rosa Parks Do you ever think about where you have to sit when you ride a bus? I am Rosa Parks and I helped to end segregation by not giving up my seat. I was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. When I was a young child, my father left our family to go work in the North in construction. I didn’t see him again until I was an adult. During my childhood, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents because my mother had to teach in another town. I loved going to school and was an excellent student. I continued to go to school until 10th grade when my grandmother and mother became ill so I had to take care of them. I was raised to not believe in segregation. Some of the laws were that black and white people had to sit on opposites sides on the bus. Another law was that they had to use separate bathrooms and water fountains and places where they ate, and a lot of them had to go long distances just to go to a school just for black…show more content…
It happened on December 1, 1955 when I was 42. I was on a city bus. The only people who were with me were just the people who were riding the city bus. I did not plan it. I was just tired of white people treating black people poorly. When I refused to get up, the bus driver made me get off the bus. Even though I was humiliated, I stayed calm throughout the whole process. Two white men arrested me. I was taken by police to the Montgomery jail for violating the laws of segregation. Then, a week later, I was to go to court. Nobody knew I was going to do it, but after I did it, other African Americans started refusing to get up for white people. When I went to court on December 5th, no black people rode the bus on that day. It made black people more united and stronger. A year after I refused to get up from my seat the people, the Supreme Court declared that Montgomery's segregation laws were
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