Civil Rights Activists: Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks:
Who is Rosa Parks?
Rosa Parks (born Rosa Louise McCauley) is a civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. She was born in 1913, Tuskegee in Alabama and she tried to end racial segregation and racial discrimination for African American people.
What kind of racial discrimination and racial segregation was present in the 1950’s?
In the 1950’s African Americans were segregated from European americans. African american had to use different toilents, drinking fountains, restaurants and schools from white people.
The first Africans were brought to America as slaves to work on plantations or farms. They were given no rights or freedom and were not equal to European Americans. Slavery was only legal in Northern …show more content…

Although African Americans were legally equal to European Americans, there was still discrimination and segregation of the african americans and European americans. They would be made to use different water fountains, trains, restrooms, schools, restaurants. These types of segregation were known as Jim Crowe Laws. Jim Crowe was a fictional cartoon character who was racist and fuelled prejudice against “coloured people”. These were part “separate but equal” doctrine.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. She refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama; and this spurred a city-wide boycott. This prompted the city of Montgomery to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses and other public facilities.
Rosa’s mother taught her to read at a young age. She attended a one-room school in Pine Level, Alabama. She also attended segregated schools in Montgomery, including the city 's Industrial School for Girls. In 1929, while in the 11th grade and attending a laboratory school for secondary education led by the Alabama State Teachers College for

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