Rosa Parks: The Mother Of The Civil Rights Movement

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‘The mother of the civil rights movements’. This is a name was given to none other than the famous Rosa Parks. She is one of the strongest civil rights activists in the world. On February 4, 1913 the legend Rosa Louise McCauley was born in a small town named Tuskegee, Alabama. Both of her parents were born as slaves. She grew up to be a strong women who was in many civil right groups. She stood up for what she believed in. That is why her name is well known around the United States. She is most known for her actions on December 1, 1955. It was when she stood up to inequality by not giving up her seat to a white man. After that day she was a symbol of black rights. Many people argue that Rosa Parks was just another person who was being stubborn and not giving up her seat. However Rosa did a significant amount of civil rights work before and after the event. She started things like the bus boycott which led to black people being able to ride buses. She joined organizations like NAACP, which fought for black rights all through the civil rights movement. This is why I think Rosa parks should be better known than the girl who did not give up her seat. Many people believe that Rosa parks never really had real encounters with racial discrimination before the bus boycott. However she was disrespected all throughout her life. When Rosa was a young girl, she lived on a farm, and her family was constantly threatened by the Klu Klux Klan (KKK), a white nationalist group that wants a

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