How Did Rosa Mccauley Influence The Civil Rights Movement

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Page: On February 4, 1913 a very important woman was born into the world. Rosa McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. While her father was working late hours, her mother, a former school teacher, took care of Rosa and her younger brother. Rosa moved many different times in her life. After her parents split, Rosa spent her childhood in Pine Level, Alabama and Birmingham, Alabama. Page: Growing up, Rosa went to school. She attended a one-room school where there were grades 1 through 6. Rosa was a good student and loved to learn from her mom or her teacher. Rosa’s school only had African American students. The African Americans were segregated from the whites. Why couldn’t everyone go to the same school? The African Americans had to walk to school while the white children could take the bus to school. There were laws called Jim Crow Laws that separated the whites from the…show more content…
In 1963, she attended the March on Washington in Washington, DC where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. This movement had a big impact and in 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed. This act gave blacks the right to vote and to use public accommodations such as restrooms and drinking fountains. Page: In 1987, Rosa founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. It offers programs to young people to help them continue their education and give them hope for the future. The program also offers classes that help to make the students productive citizens and gives scholarships to deserving students. Rosa wanted to help students reach their highest potential. Page: The bus that Rosa was arrested on ran on a street named Cleveland Avenue. Today, that street is named Rosa Parks Boulevard. Rosa Parks received many awards and honors. She died in October of 2005, but will always be remembered for her outstanding courage and her role in the Civil Rights
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