Rosa Parks Rosa Parks, also known as Rosa Louise McCauley, was born in 1913, on February, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Throughout Rosa Parks’ childhood, she had early learning with racial discrimination, as well as activism for racial equality. Her parents’ name was Sylvester and Rosa Edwards and her family lived on the Edward’s farm, where Rosa would live youth life. Rosa’s grandfather stood in the front yard of their house with his shotgun, when the Ku Klux Klan members marched down the street. Rosa Park’s mother taught her how to read at a young age.
It all started on December 1, 1955, after a long day of work at Montgomery department store, where she worked as a seamstress, Rosa parks sat down in a Cleveland Avenue bus. Back then busses were segregated into 2 parts the front being the white zone and the back; the black zone. Rosa parks being black was supposed to sit at the back but decided to sit at the front. She was then confronted by a white guy who ordered her to give up her seat to him. This angered the white guy who later got Rosa parks arrested.
Margaret was raised by her father and three sisters on a small farm that was close to the city. Her older sister, Elizabeth was a part of the organization of free women. Growing up she was inspired to be just like her sister Elizabeth. By 1840 Margaret followed her sister's footsteps and become ahead of the organizations after she got married and moved into the city of Georgia, because her husband worked as a lawyer. In her early teens she noticed that white men ruled the southern lifestyle and plantations on the farms of Georgia as well as unfair treatment of women who could not provide for themselves.
One of seventeen children Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was born July 20, 1875 to former slave parents on a cotton plantation in Mayesville, South Carolina as Mary Jane McLeod. McLeod grew up picking cotton with her family but at an early age showed an interest in her education and decided to attend a one room schoolhouse named Trinity Mission School the only school in Mayesville. During this time McLeod school teacher Emma Jane Wilson became her mentor and support to assist her in attending two Bible Institutes, Scotia Seminary in Concord, North Carolina in 1888-1894, which became Barber-Scotia College, and Dwight Moody’s Institute in Chicago, Illinois, which is now the Moody Bible Institute. During this time McLeod became very passionate about becoming a missionary in
Madam C.J Walker got married at 14 years old to escape abuse from her brother, Jesse Powell. When her husband died, she left to care for herself and her baby girl, A’lelia. She headed up North and settled in East St. Louis, Illinois, and found work as a laundress. Her side job was doing other black women’s hair in St. Louis. Madam C.J.
August 28th 1934, On her way to Mississippi after visiting family in Texas, Inez, her husband and sister were in a Head-on Automobile accident in Shreveport, Louisiana. Rufus and his sister-in-law were killed instantly. Inez clung to life and was taken to Tristate Sanitarium where she later passed on September 5, 1934 at the young age of 38. The inscription On her tombstone at the Southern Memorial Park cemetery in San Antonio echoes the loss of a promising future that her death represented “How many hopes lie buried here” (Benjamin,2005). Inez Beverly Prossers influence to the betterment of education for all students are still being used and taught in education
At the school, Elizabeth and Maria contracted tuberculosis so the sisters returned home. Elizabeth and Maria eventually succumbed to the disease and passed away in 1825. The remaining Brontë children never went back to school, but instead enjoyed creating fictional worlds and making up stories together. Charlotte and Anne Brontë would both go on to be respective authors of their own. Brontë worked as a governess at Miss Patchett’s Ladies Academy at Law
People like Henry David Thoreau, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was brought up in her grandparents’ home after her parents separated. Her grandparents were both former slaves and were proud activists of racial equality. Rosa was brought up to be an activist of racial equality from many experiences of discrimination. On December 1, 1955,Rosa was arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white male.
Rosa Parks was arrested after she refused to give up her seat, this was all due because of the color of her skin. From that day on Rosa Parks was ready to end racial segregation, because of this choice she lost her job and received death threats for many years. What came from, it was the first glimpse of change. Rosa Park 's refusal sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott which was a protest against the separation of black and white people on public transportation in Montgomery, Alabama. Because of the boycott and the social protests Montgomery removed the law of racial segregation on buses and public transportation.
Ruby Bridges was born on September 8,1954 in Tylertown , Mississippi when Ruby was 4 years old her and parents Abon and Lucille Bridges, moved to New Orleans for a better lifestyles in a big city. Her father had a job as a gas station Attendant her mother had night jobs to support their growing family. Ruby soon had Two younger brothers and a younger sister. It just happened to be that Ruby was born the same year as Brown v. Board of Education. When she was is kindergarten she was one of the many African-American Who were in New Orleans that were chosen to take a test to determine whether she can Attend an all whites school.
Director (Robert Lee) and Intern Roberts made contact with Erica Sanders (09/07/1979) at her home in regards to the allegations. Ms. Sanders stated the following in response to allegations: • Mr. Lee explains the purpose of the home visit and the allegations. • Moved to Leesburg from Alabama a couple of months ago, to get away from a negative environment. • Her daughters (Kayleigh & Renee) was not at home, they attended a football game with their neighbors. • Her daughter (Renee Boots, 11/11/2001) of having bi-polar, and she refuses to take her medicine.
Deborah age five was taken by spinster, and she was sent to work in the home of and elderly of Reverend Thatcher. At the age of eight she became and servant for Jeremiah Thomas. For ten years she helped with the farming and household work, she grew five feet eight inches tall, hard labor help her develop her physical strength. She is too busy to go to school, which during that time it was important that girl went to school and she couldn’t learn how to trade either because that was for guys. At age when her time was over to be an indentured servant Deorah made a living teaching.
The Wells family living in Mississippi, even though the African Americans were free they were still facing racial discrimination in many ways . In her teen years, both of her parents died due to yellow fever . After the death of her parents, in 1882 Wells and her siblings moved to Memphis, Tennessee where she lived with her aunt and she continued her education at Fisk University. One day as Wells was going from Memphis to Nashville by train and buying a first class ticket,