Even though you might not think Rosa Parks was a significant black women and that she was just another black lady, she did a lot for African Americans, by helping blacks and whites unite. Through her courage of staying on that bus, she had proven a lot to the whites about blacks and what they are capable of doing. She not only changed history, but she also made a name for herself, because she stood up for herself and showed the whites we are all equal and should be treated and one kind. Rosa Parks had a humongous influence on the Jim Crow laws and the Civil Rights movement as well. On February 4, 1913, a little girl was born into the McCauley family in Tuskegee, Alabama. The name of this girl was Rosa McCauley; her name was later changed to a better known name, Rosa Parks. Rosa had a little brother named Sylvester, who was born on August 20th in 1915. Her parents’ names were Leona and James McCauley, and her grandparents names were Grandma Rose and Grandfather Sylvester. Rosa’s father was a carpenter, and he left the family when Rosa was five years old. Rosa’s mother was a school teacher at her school.
For the beginning of her school year, Rosa attended a local for blacks, Spring Hill Church School. The white children started school earlier in the year than the blacks. The black children began school in October; this allowed the children help their parents with the farm. The white children also got to ride the bus to school, while the black children had to walk to school. Rosa’s tonsils were infected as a child and throughout most of her teenage life, so this caused her to miss a lot of school. During her fifth grade year, she missed so much school that she got held back.
Spring Hill Church School, closed in due to there wasn’t enough money to fund it, Rosa’s mother lost her job there. They found a school eight miles walking called sandy springs, but since Rosa’s mom got hired as a teacher there; she had to move closer to the school, while Rosa and