Paper On Rosa Parks

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Sitting down for your rights
“It was time for someone to stand up or in my case, sit down”.( “Bush, Randall k”) . Rosa Parks was an African American woman. She was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. In 1955 Rosa refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. Rosa Parks is known for the mother of civil rights;her knowledge in civil rights led to her rebellion against racism and hate.
When Rosa was younger she was very aware of Jim crow laws. Black people had to ride different busses than white people to school(."Montgomery”). She went to a public school at age eleven and later dropped out to take care of her grandma. In 1932 Rosa married Raymond Parks who encouraged her to return to high school. She got her high school diploma and later went to a secondary school for negroes. Rosa said “God provided me with the strength I needed at the precise time when conditions were ripe for change."
Rosa was aware of segregation and was involved in civil rights. She didn’t like people being treated differently because of their skin color. She was tired of giving in;she wanted to stick up for herself and that 's what she did. “I have learned over the years that when one 's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear”
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She started the bus boycott which eventually led to non segregation on busses. Most people know her for starting the bus boycott and fighting for equal rights. Rosa parks stated, “People have said over the years that the reason I did not give up my seat was because I was tired. I did not think of being physically tired. My feet were not hurting. I was tired in a different way. I was tired of seeing so many men treated as boys and not called by their proper names or titles. I was tired of seeing children and women mistreated and disrespected because of the color of their
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