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Rosa Parks

Author : Rob Shone
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American woman who was one of the first people to fight segregation.

Rosa Parks

Author : Ruth Ashby
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Profiles the African American woman who sparked a bus boycott when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person.

Rosa Parks

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Montgomery, Alabama, December 1, 1955: at the end of the working day, 42-year-old Rosa Parks, a black leather dressmaker, takes bus 2857, heading home. She sits in a center row, but when a white passenger gets on after a few stops, the driver asks her to get up to give him her seat, as required by the rules. Rosa knows them well: the blacks sit in the back, the whites in front, while the center seats are mixed and can only be used if all the others are occupied, but the whites retain priority. "No," Rosa replies, she doesn't intend to get up. That simple refusal turns her into a heroine of black rights, engaged in the fight against segregation that oppresses Alabama and other southern states, becoming the propellant of the historic bus boycott in Montgomery led by Martin Luther King. This is her story shown in a context of why it is still so resonant today.

Rosa Parks

Author : Kathleen Tracy
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When a young African-American seamstress named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus to a white passenger, she turned the smoldering civil rights movement into a firestorm. For years, blacks in the South had seen their civil liberties stolen through segregation laws that demanded the races be kept separate but equal—except there was no equality in it. Parks’s arrest was chosen to challenge the constitutionality of Montgomery’s bus segregation laws. Soft-spoken and unassuming, Rosa Parks was an unlikely activist. But her sense of justice inspired her to speak out against racism and injustice, regardless of the personal price it exacted. In the process, she became an enduring symbol of the power of an individual to change the course of history.

Rosa Parks

Author : Joyce A. Hanson
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· Includes a timeline of critical people and events in Rosa Parks's life · Offers a bibliography of archival, newspaper, documentary, secondary, and internet resources

Rosa Parks

Author : Chuck Bednar
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On December 1, 1955, 42-year-old Rosa Parks became the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" in America by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. On that day, Rosa, of mixed African-American, Muscogee Indian, and Scots-Irish ancestry, helped launch one of the most important movements of the 20th century. Born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1913, Rosa attended the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls at the age of 11. Thanks in part to the education she received there, Rosa went from small-town seamstress to the driving force behind the Montgomery Bus Boycotts. A true biracial achiever, Rosa was honored with both a Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal prior to her death in 2005. Her story of trials, tribulations, and success inspires all readers with her strength and courage.

Rosa Parks

Author : Maryann N. Weidt
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A brief biography of Rosa Parks, well-known for her role in the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama at the beginning of the civil rights movement.

Rosa Parks

Author : Jim Whiting
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On the morning of December 1, 1955, hardly anyone in Rosa Parks' home town of Montgomery, Alabama had heard of her. By the time that night fell, she was on her way to becoming a household name all over the United States. That morning, she had refused to give up her bus seat to a white person. Rosa, who was African American, was tired of being pushed around because of the color of her skin. The news of her arrest spread like wildfire. African American leaders decided to urge their fellow African Americans not to ride the buses until they were treated equally. It took a year, but the movement that Rosa Parks began ended in triumph.

Rosa Parks

Author : Sneed B. Collard
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"A juvenile biography of Rosa Parks, civil rights activist"--Provided by publisher.

Rosa Parks

Author : Muriel L. Dubois
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Presents the biography of the woman who was an important figure in the early years of the civil rights movement and whose actions led to the desegregation of buses.