Rosa Parks: Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights       Movement            By: Kiani Freeman
Who was Rosa Parks? Rosa Parks was born on February 4,  1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama to  James McCauley and Leona  McCauley...
Who was Rosa Parks? At the age of eleven, she began  attending the Montgomery Industrial  School for Girls, which was fou...
More about Rosa Parks   Upon completing Teaching College, she moved    with her husband, civil rights activist Raymond   ...
What Rosa did to take a stand   On Thursday    evening December 1,    1955, after a long    day of work as a    seamstres...
What Rosa did to take a stand   As all black    passengers were    required to do,    she paid her fair    at the front o...
What Rosa did to take a stand The bus became crowded and Rosa  was ordered by the bus driver to  give up her seat to a wh...
Mrs. Parks’ arrest and the MontgomeryBus Boycott   The bus driver called the       Mrs. Parks was found    police and Pa...
Supreme Court Decision   On December    21, 1956, in    Montgomery,    Alabama, the    Supreme Court    ruled in Rosa    ...
Parks accomplishments   Parks worked as a receptionist and office    assistant for United States Representative,    John ...
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  1. 1. Rosa Parks: Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement By: Kiani Freeman
  2. 2. Who was Rosa Parks? Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama to James McCauley and Leona McCauley. At the age of two, Parks, her brother, and her mother moved to Pine Level, Alabama to live with her grandparents.
  3. 3. Who was Rosa Parks? At the age of eleven, she began attending the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls, which was founded by women from the northern United States. She then went on to the Alabama State Teachers College.
  4. 4. More about Rosa Parks Upon completing Teaching College, she moved with her husband, civil rights activist Raymond Parks, to Montgomery. Parks and her husband joined the local chapter of the NAACP. She acted as the secretary from 1943 to 1956. She also worked to help improve conditions for African Americans. (NAACP) = National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  5. 5. What Rosa did to take a stand On Thursday evening December 1, 1955, after a long day of work as a seamstress for a Montgomery, Alabama, department store, 42 year old Rosa Parks boards a city bus to go home.
  6. 6. What Rosa did to take a stand As all black passengers were required to do, she paid her fair at the front of the bus and then re- boarded in the back of the bus.
  7. 7. What Rosa did to take a stand The bus became crowded and Rosa was ordered by the bus driver to give up her seat to a white passenger. Rosa Parks remained in her seat. The bus driver again asked her to move, but she refused.
  8. 8. Mrs. Parks’ arrest and the MontgomeryBus Boycott The bus driver called the  Mrs. Parks was found police and Parks was guilty of disorderly arrested for not giving up conduct and that led her seat to a white directly to the famous passenger. Montgomery Bus Boycott which lasted 381 days, which eventually led to the desegregation of buses throughout the United States. This brought on a new era of the civil rights movement.
  9. 9. Supreme Court Decision On December 21, 1956, in Montgomery, Alabama, the Supreme Court ruled in Rosa Parks’ favor, banning segregation on city public transit vehicles.
  10. 10. Parks accomplishments Parks worked as a receptionist and office assistant for United States Representative, John Conyers of Michigan from 1965 to 1988. In 1979, Parks won the Spingarn Medal for her civil rights work. Medal of Freedom Award, presented by President Clinton in 1996 In 1999, she was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, the highest honor a civilian can receive in the United States.

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