Rosa Parks Research Paper

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Honour comes in all shapes and sizes. People can be honourable and events can be honourable. Rosa Park is one of the honourable people as she stood up for the rights of African Americans more then once. Being honourable is someone who believes in truth and doing the right thing, and tires to live up to high principles. Rosa Parks helped change the way we think and act towards the African American society.

Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her dad was James McCauley a carpenter and her mother Leona McCauley was a teacher. At the age of two after her parents separated Rosa moved to her grandparents farm in Pine Level, Alabama with her mother and her younger brother, Sylvester. When Rosa was eleven she was enrolled
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With Raymond’s support, Rosa got her high school degree in 1933. Rosa then became actively involved in civil rights issue by joining the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP in 1943, serving as the chapter's youth leader as well as secretary to NAACP President E.D. Nixon—a post she held until 1957. They didn’t have many opportunities, Rosa Parks said in an interview "we didn't have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival, of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down." (Rosa Parks Biography – Academy of Achievement, February 26, 2010) Rosa was diagnosed in 2004 with progressive dementia. Rosa sadly but quietly passed away on the 24th of October 2005, at the age of 92, in her apartment in Detroit, Michigan. Her death was marked by several memorial services, among them placing in state at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. where around 50,000 people went and viewed Rosa’s casket. Rosa was placed between her husband and mother at Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery, in the chapel’s mausoleum. Shorty after Rosa passed, the chapel was renamed the Rosa L. Parks Freedom Chapel in Rosa’s honour, she had previously prepared and placed a headstone in the middle of her husband and mother with the inscription “Rosa L. Parks, wife,
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