History's HEROES? Dated 1913 - 2005

Rosa Parks

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Pine Level, Alabama
Lived in Pine level Alabama Went to School and got her high school diploma. Rosa Parks worked as a seamstress at a montgomery department store in 1955



    • Brave / Courageous
    • A good and strong leader
    • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
    • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
    • Inspiring / Charismatic
    • Determined
    • Ambitious
    • Wise
    • Honest
    • Kind and compassionate

    Sitting Down To Stand Up

    Rosa Parks boarded a city bus and sat in the "colored" section. After this the "whites" section filled up. Rosa was told to get out of her seat to let the white man sit there. She refused and was arrested.

    Rosa Parks grew up in Pine level where her mom homeschooled her until she was 11 after that she went to a private school and payed off her debt by cleaning chalkboards. Rosa had to leave high school to take care of her sick mom. Things were hard for Rosa growing up. After high school Rosa got married then went back and got her high school diploma. After that she became a seamstress. Then in 1965 she traveled around the world lecturing about civil rights. She received many awards and moved to Detroit

    Life in Rosa Parks's world

    It was hard for African Americans they could only look forward to the low paying jobs and be thankful that they had a job. Education, was also very hard to get, schools were segregated. Buses and restaurants were also segregated.

    Was Rosa Parks a Hero?

    Things you might not know about Rosa Parks

    Parks did not refuse to leave her seat because her feet were tired
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