Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks was a strong courageous fearless woman. Who played important role in American History. Arrested for standing against segregation, she started a boycott that led to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Rosa Park was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. When Rosa was growing up she was constantly bullied for the color of her skin. Rosa’s Grandfather taught her to never let someone mistreat you (Wishinsky 109). Everyday Rosa declared she would live by that. From a young age Rosa definitely realized that she was being treated unfairly. This was hard for her but it made her the strong woman she became. Rosa grew up and met Raymond Parks. Rosa married Raymond and Raymond was a strong member of the NAACP (National…show more content…
She helped organize legal defense. Also involved the Jim Crow Laws. Parks got denied 2 times. She knew she could not give up. Rosa on her third try was accepted. Many black people were going to have the ability to vote now. In order to make this offical she needed to pay a poll tax. Rosa was having money problem but she still paid it (Wishinsky 116) After paying the tax, Rosa voted for her first time. Some people might say Rosa Parks is not an American hero, because she has a darker skin color, and because she was fighting against laws at this time. Also people might say she is not as important as others. Rosa is a brave woman who did everything she could to make equal rights. She is a true hero who help made this country free. Rosa was known as an American Civil Rights Activist. Many people recognize Rosa because she played a huge role in the boycott that lasted over a year. Later after many major events in Rosa life took place she wrote an autobiography in 1922. Rosa was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999. Also received a Congressional Gold Medal award ( Rymarz Parks) Rosa sadly died October 24, 2005 at the age of 92 in her apartment in Detroit. Around 50,00 people came to her viewing. Parks was buried in Woodland Cemetery in Detroit. She was buried next to her mother (Rosa). Rosa is known for all the extraordinary things she accomplished in her
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