Rosa Louise Mccauley's Role In The Civil Rights Movement

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Rosa Louise McCauley was born on February 4, 1913. As a child, she frequently experienced racial discrimination and activism for equality. Her parents split up so Rosa and her mother moved in with her grandparents who were former slaves and strong advocates of racial equality. She attended a segregated, run-down school. She eventually left school later in her education to care for her sick grandmother and mother. Rosa McCauley became Rosa Parks when she married Raymond Parks, a man whom she had known due to both of their involvement with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She finished getting her high school diploma and she continued her work in the racial equality of African Americans. She held many positions in the NAACP, such as the chapter’s youth leader and the secretary to the president of the NAACP. What she is most known for is her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man. When the…show more content…
On the day of her trial, people were urged to stay at home or take a cab. The organizers of the boycott soon realized that they might have success in their protest and that they would need a better organization. Thus the creation of the Montgomery Improvement Association. Rosa was found guilty and fined. The bus boycott succeeded and for several additional months, the boycott continued. This bus boycott inspired many other people to push the boundaries of segregation and fight for equality. While Rosa’s refusal to give up her seat had a positive effect on the U.S., Rosa Parks was not as fortunate to have a great outcome. Her and her husband were both fired from their jobs and they moved to Detroit, Michigan. Parks eventually worked herself up to working as a secretary and receptionist for a U.S. Representative. She also worked with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. For all of her accomplishments, Rosa Parks was given many high
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