Rosa Parks

The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.

Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Rosa Park's childhood brought her early experiences with racial discrimination and activism for racial equality. After her parents separated, Rosa's mother moved the family to Pine Level, Alabama. Rosa attended segregated schools throughout her education. In 1929, while in the 11th grade and attending laboratory school, she had to leave school to take care of both her sick grandmother and mother back in Pine Level. She never got to return back to her studies so, instead she got a job. In 1932, at age 19, Rosa met and married Raymond Parks. With some help of her husband, Rosa earned her high school degree in 1933. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42 year-old African American, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Rosa Parks was arrested and fined for breaking the laws of segregation. Later, Rosa was just fed up with being mistreated, "The only tired I was. was tired of giving in." In December 5, 1955, African Americans couldn't get on buses and that's when the boycott started. After a year, the boycott ended on December 20, 1956.  The African American community, made the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott on of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation in history. On October 24, 2005, at age 92, Rosa Parks quietly died in her apartment in Detroit, Michigan. She was diagnosed with progressive dementia. Shortly after her death, the chapel was renamed Rosa L. Parks Freedom Chapel.

In my opinion I think Rosa Parks was brave to stand up to the bus driver and say that she is not going to get up from her seat. I think that she is courageous because she incouraged people to stand up for themselves . I also think she was a kind person because she takes care of her loved ones. That's my opinion about what I think about Rosa Parks . I'm glad she stood up to the bus driver or else, we wouldn't have the laws that we have now.

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