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  • Rosa parks By keisha ,Nicole, lily , Ashley and Amalia
  • facts She was fired from her seamstress job because of her arrest. She was 42 when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat. .
  • Rosa Parks also worked as a seamstress in a local department store.
  • Where did Rosa Parks grow up? Rosa grew up in the southern United States in Alabama. Her full name was Rosa Louise McCauley and she was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913 to Leona and James McCauley. Her mother was a teacher and her father a carpenter. She had a younger brother named Sylvester. Her parents separated while she was still young and she, with her mother and brother, went to live on her grandparent's farm in the nearby town of Pine Level. Rosa went to the local school for AfricanAmerican children where her mother was a teacher.
  • Sitting on the Bus It was on December 1, 1955 that Rosa made her famous stand (while sitting) on the bus. Rosa had settled in her seat on the bus after a hard days work. All the seats on the bus had filled up when a white man boarded. The bus driver told Rosa and some other African-Americans to stand up. Rosa refused. The bus driver said he would call the police. Rosa didn't move. Soon the police showed up and Rosa was arrested.
  • On December 1, 1955, during a typical evening rush hour in Montgomery, Alabama, a 42-yearold woman took a seat on the bus on her way home from the Montgomery Fair department store where she worked as a seamstress. Before she reached her destination, she quietly set off a social revolution when the bus driver instructed her to move back, and she refused. Rosa Parks, an African American, was arrested that day for violating a city law requiring racial segregation of public buses.
  • On December 8th Rosa Parks had a trial and was found guilty. She had to pay a $10 fine plus a court fee of $4 for a total of $14.
  • During boycott an estimated 40,000 AfricanAmericans stopped using the public bus.
  • Rosa Parks and her husband both lost their jobs.
  • Rosa Parks Quotes “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” “I would like to be remembered as a person who wants to be free…so other people would also be free.” “All I was doing was trying to get home from work.” “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it’s right.” “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” “I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.”