Short Essay On Rosa Parks

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Learning about Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges

“People always say that I gave up my seat because I was tired,” wrote Parks in her autobiography, “but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically...No, the only tired I was, was tired to giving in,” Rosa Parks wrote http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks.
“ Don’t follow the path, go where there is no path and begin a trail. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength, and conviction, the only thing that can stop you, is you,” by Ruby Bridges http://famous-blackpeople.com/ruby-bridges/ . Rosa Parks a person who from time to time didn’t follow the law, and by doing so changed the way things are today. She helped make America equal to everyone around.
Ruby Bridges was
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She was the first black person to go to a public white school. Mrs. Bridges younger life was filled with people harassing her and she was being bullied. Although through it all she stayed strong. Ruby Bridges was born on September 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi. In 1960 she was the first black child to walk and go to William Frantz School an all white public school. During the time she went to school it wasn’t the best time of her or her families years. She was six when she first went there and the things she went through no child should have to face what was waiting for her. (6) The government had to walk with to school, because of the people who disagreed with this. People were threatening her and her family. Mrs. Bridges family had suffered greatly their dad was fired from this job and they couldn’t go to the grocery store because they were band.(7) Compared to her early in life her later life was much better. Ruby got married and had four children, she also created a charity.(8) She wrote a story and worked at the school she went to as a child. She got a statue of her at the school to show her bravery and

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