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Rosa Parks (Kallie)

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1: Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. She was born on February 4,1913. Rosa was born in her own house. When she was born, her parents named her Rosa Louise McCauley.

2: Rosa was a seamstress and a secretary. She took a bus everyday to work. She also attended Alabama State teachers college. At the school where Rosa worked, everyone (Caucasians and African Americans) had to pay to attend.

3: Rosa’s parents separated when she was 2 years old. Rosa, her mother and her brother moved to her grandparents farm. Leona, her mother, had home schooled her until she was eleven years old. After that, she went to a private school that was called The Montgomery Industrial School for girls. They helped train her to guide her later in life. Rosa went to college but her mother was sick so she had to drop out to take care of her.

4: When Rosa Parks was riding on the bus to go home after a long day of work, in December 1955, she was forced to move because a Caucasian person wanted her seat. Back then they treated African Americans differently. Rosa stood up for herself and she refused to give her seat away. After what happened she was arrested for breaking a city law. Martin Luther King is a man who organized many protests to help Rosa and others make it fair for African Americans too. If Rosa hadn’t stood up for equal rights, things would be a lot different today.

5: What is something you would change about your life? | I think Rosa Parks would change the way that African Americans were treated. Just because people are a different color it does not matter and if African Americans had been treated equally, she would not have had to go to jail.

6: I think Rosa Parks’ greatest fear would have been that the protests might fail because if they hadn’t succeeded, Caucasians and African-Americans might still not be equal today. | What is her greatest fear?

7: I chose to write about this person because she accomplished something that is amazing. Even when it was hard she never stopped trying. I think she is a hero because she did something unbelievable. She always looked at the positive side not the negative side. | Why is Rosa Parks a hero?

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