Rosa Parks Biography

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“Quite Strength incorporates life skills which demonstrate dignity with pride, courage with perseverance and power with discipline in a comfortable environment of peace.” (Achievement, 2010) This quotation embodies Rosa Parks’s philosophy as a person. Rosa Parks is a great example of that philosophy because of what she did. On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks was coming home from a tiring day at work and was sitting on the bus. At that time the law was if a white person needed your seat, a coloured person would have to give up their seat for the white person. Mrs. Parks was tired of this way so she refused the bus drivers request and that small action made all the difference. Rosa’s actions lead to many more important historical actions, such as the first real protest that included Martin Luther King Jr. as spokesperson. Rosa Parks was the person who helped start “the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in the United States” (Achievement, 2010). Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her parents were James McCauley and Leona McCauley. After her younger brother was born in 1915 they moved to Pine Level, Rosa was put into a rural school and at the age of 11 Rosa finished her education. Afterwards Rosa’s mother registered her into a private school for girls once Rosa completed that she went to Alabama State Teacher’s College High School. Unfortunately, Rosa couldn’t finish her Teacher’s College at that time because she had to care for her grandmother’s who had become ill. Her mother then became ill and she then continued to take care of her grandmother as well as her mother. In caring for her mother and grandmother she was unable to graduate with her class but eventually she got her diploma in 1934. Rosa Parks got married to Raymond Parks on December 18, 1932. Raymond was born on February 12, 1903 in Wedowee, Alabama, Randolph County. Raymond worked as a barber and supported Rosa Parks’ beliefs all the way. Rosa Parks worked as...
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