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Short Biography: Rosa Parks

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Teagan Schuman
Period 5
Mr. Correia
May 5, 2016
Rosa Parks Imagine making a stance in your life for something that you strongly believed in and it ended up changing the future forever. Well, Rosa Parks did just that. Rosa Louise McCauley was the eldest of two children born in February 4, 1913. Her parents were Leona Edwards and James McCauley. Leona, her mother, worked as a teacher, and James, her father, worked as a carpenter. They lived in Alabama where she was born in the city of Tuskegee. Later, Rosa moved where she was raised and grew up most of her life on her grandparents farm in Pine Level, Alabama. When she first moved she was two years old. She moved alongside her mother and brother whose name was Sylvester. They moved primarily
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For the first few years that they lived there, she decided to make a living sewing in her home. Later, she became a staff of U.S. Representative John Conyers. She became serving this in 1965 and she kept that job until 1988. Rosa and her husband co-founded an institute called the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. This was created for a purpose that pertained to sponsor education programs about the Civil Rights Movement. At this time in her life she was doing great with everything. Even though she was loved by lots of people, she still had problems that came along with her fame. For example, a man who was the age of 28, robbed her in her very own house and took $53 from her. This took place in 1994 when this incident happened. Rosa Parks was so determined to get her message out there and to help as many people as he could. Her work wasn’t unrecognized. The Rosa Parks Freedom Award was given in the honor of Rosa. She deserved it. Rosa once said, “Each person must live their life as a model for others”. She certainly has made a great example for so many people in this world. For sure she has already made a huge difference on the past, present, and the future. In 1948, Rosa wrote a book called Rosa Parks. Another book she co-wrote was called Dear Mrs. Parks written in 1996. The reason she wrote books to spread her legacy and wisdom to try and affect the actions of the future generations to
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