Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott <ul><ul><li>Lisa Vega </li></ul></ul>
Rosa Parks <ul><li>Born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Father is a carpen...
Rosa Parks Takes Civil Rights Action <ul><li>Marries Raymond Parks.  </li></ul><ul><li>The couple join the campaign to sav...
The Bus Incident <ul><li>Bus was set up where whites sat in the front of the bus and blacks sat in the back </li></ul>
December 1, 1955 <ul><li>At the age of 42, Rosa boarded a bus after work and sat in the middle of the bus. </li></ul><ul><...
The Bus Boycott <ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr. got an overwhelming response to the idea of boycotting the buses. </li></ul...
<ul><li>Blacks who car-pooled caused the drivers to be arrested for picking up hitch-hikers. </li></ul><ul><li>Blacks who ...
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  1. 1. Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott <ul><ul><li>Lisa Vega </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Rosa Parks <ul><li>Born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Father is a carpenter </li></ul><ul><li>Mother is a teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Younger brother's name is Sylvester </li></ul><ul><li>At age 5, her parents separate </li></ul><ul><li>She moves to Pine Level, Alabama, a small town near Montgomery. </li></ul><ul><li>Home schooled by her mother until she is 11. </li></ul><ul><li>Then she attends Industrial School for Girls in Montgomery, Alabama then attends the Alabama State Teachers College </li></ul><ul><li>Drops out to help her sick grandmother and mother and doesn't get high school diploma until she is 21. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rosa Parks Takes Civil Rights Action <ul><li>Marries Raymond Parks. </li></ul><ul><li>The couple join the campaign to save the 'Scottsboro Boys' which were nine young black men accused of raping two white teenagers near Scottsboro, Alabama, in 1931. </li></ul><ul><li>Works at Maxwell Air Force Base which was desegregated. After work, she rode home on a segregated bus, everyday </li></ul><ul><li>Joins the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and becomes secretary of president. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Bus Incident <ul><li>Bus was set up where whites sat in the front of the bus and blacks sat in the back </li></ul>
  5. 5. December 1, 1955 <ul><li>At the age of 42, Rosa boarded a bus after work and sat in the middle of the bus. </li></ul><ul><li>When the bus was filled, Rosa and three other blacks were asked to give up their seats. </li></ul><ul><li>Rosa quietly refused to move. This was not spontaneous and not pre-meditated. </li></ul><ul><li>She appealed the charges. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Bus Boycott <ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr. got an overwhelming response to the idea of boycotting the buses. </li></ul><ul><li>On December 5th, African Americans refused to ride the buses causing an issue with the economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.King and other African American leaders organized the Montgomery Improvement Association. </li></ul><ul><li>Whites fought back through harassment. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Blacks who car-pooled caused the drivers to be arrested for picking up hitch-hikers. </li></ul><ul><li>Blacks who stood on the streets waiting for rides were arrested for “loitering” </li></ul><ul><li>The boycott lasted for over a year (381 days) until the Supreme Court declared on November 13, 1956 that segregation on public buses was illegal in Alabama. </li></ul><ul><li>The following morning, Dr.King and Rev. Glen Smiley (a white guy) shared the front seat of a public bus. </li></ul>

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