History's HEROES? Dated 1913 - 2005

Rosa Parks

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Tuskegee, Alabama
Lived, worked, and stood up against segregation here


  • Civil right activist
  • Helped reduce racism and segregation


  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Ambitious
  • Wise
  • Honest
  • Kind and compassionate


"You must never be fearful of what you are doing if you are doing something right" - Rosa Parks

A woman who stood up against segregation

Rosa Parks a civil rights activist, chooses to stand up (or sit down) against segregation and started a movement.

Rosa Parks a civil rights activists never thought that segregation was okay. One afternoon in Tuskegee, Alabama she made a decision that started a movement. Rosa was sitting in the middle section of a bus. A man gets on the bus and she is told to leave her seat. She refused, her feet were tired and she thought that this man had no right to take the seat from her. After a long period of refusing police are called to escort her off the bus. She was arrested. Word spreads and now blacks were standing up for their rights. She showed people that they were equals to anyone else.

Life in Rosa Parks's world

Rosa's world was a very hard world to live in, she was not seen as an equal.

Was Rosa Parks a Hero?

  • She was brave
  • Had the guts to stand up

Things you might not know about Rosa Parks

Rosa's boycott was not planned and she only did it because her feet were sore
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