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S: Rosa Parks

BC: The End

FC: The Life of Rosa Parks:

1: Parks was born on February 4, 1913 to a carpenter and a teacher in Tuskegee, Alabama. Rosa's early childhood brought her experiences with racial discrimination and activism for racial equality. After her parents separation, Rosa was taught to read by her mother and then sent to attend a segregated one-room school. | Rosa Louise McCauley Parks:

2: Rosa died of natural causes at the age 92 in her apartment on the east side of Detroit on October 24, 2005.

3: Throughout Rosa's life she lived in Alabama, then later on in her life moved to Detroit.

4: Rosa Parks no longer has any living relatives since her death in 2005.

5: Rosa Parks was married to Raymond Parks. Rosa had many friends. Some were Philip Randolph, Edgar Nixon, and Ella Baker.

6: Rosa Parks has made many accomplishments. Some are when she was inducted into the Michigan's Woman Hall of Fame in 1983, also when Parks was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience for her years of community service and social change through non-violence means and civil rights in 1992. | Some other accomplishments are, in 1992 Rosa Parks published her first book "My Story". Also in 1998, Rosa was awarded with the International Freedom Conductor Award by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

7: In 2000, Parks was awarded with the Governors medal of Honor for Extraordinary Courage by the state of Alabama.

9: Rosa Parks was "the first Lady of Civil Rights", also "the Mother of the Freedom Movement." Rosa wanted all blacks to be treated equally and was tired of segregation and discrimination. Rosa was officially done when a white asked her to move seats on the bus. Rosa said no and stayed where she was. Rosa was then arrested for civil disobedience in violating Alabama segregation laws. Rosa is known for her bravery and courage.

10: Rosa Parks was courageous, brave, and hopeful.

13: the | Donations can be made to Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for self development.

14: Rosa Parks died on October 24, 2005.


19: We all had a blast at the 4th of July beach party in San Diego this year. Kelly won the watermelon eating contest and Parker experienced fireworks for the very first time. It was great to spend time with so many wonderful friends. We can't wait to do this again next year.

21: We had a blast at the Johnson's Annual Beach BBQ this year on South Padre Island, Texas. Charlie won the rib cook-off and James won the pie eating contest. The girls had fun helping at the face painting booth and everyone had a blast playing all of the games like the water balloon toss and potato sack race. We walked away with great memories and some new friends. We're all looking forward to next year.

23: 6/12/12 | Our Annual Family Reunion was fantastic this year! We had so much fun playing games, telling stories and eating lots of great food. My favorite part was listening to all of the grandparents tell stories about their childhood, boy how things have changed. It makes me grateful to live in such convenient times. I will always cherish the memories we create at these special events. I hope everyone had as much fun as we did. Until next year... | FAMILY

25: Molly's turning 3! | Molly had a princess party with lots of games, friends and a special princess cake. We spent the day at Fairytale Town and the kids had a blast making their own princess crowns and wands. The best part was when the princess came out to surprise Molly, the look on her face when she saw a real live princess was priceless. What a fun day!

27: Car packed, camping gear loaded, coffee in hand and ready to hit the road...and we're off! The kids didn't sleep a wink last night, they were so excited about the trip they stayed up helping Dad pack the car. We've been looking forward to having some time together and I think this was just the thing we needed. A long, long drive. | Colorado Here We Come!

28: Play time at The Jones house. Parker, Kim and Andy had a blast playing tag and hide and go seek now they're all tuckered out and ready for nap time...

30: Andy and Sarah's first day back at school. I can't believe Andy is in Kindergarten and Sarah is in First Grade this year. My little babies are growing up too fast. This is going to be a great year!

33: Bride getting ready photos

34: We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. The whole family came over and I prepared my very first turkey and it was a success! This year we thought it was important to give back so after dinner we all went to serve Thanksgiving dinner to those less fortunate. This was the best part of the day. We all decided that serving the homeless will become a new family tradition.

37: Laura is growing up so fast. crawling around getting into anything and everything. Before you know it she'll be walking.

39: Taylor's first Christmas was a memorable one. All of the family came over Christmas morning and we enjoyed opening gifts and eating lots of yummy treats. Later that evening we joined all of the neighbors on a Christmas carol sing along. It was magical.

40: Bride getting ready photos

41: Everyone came to our house to celebrate Hanukkah. We all had a lovely time. This is my favorite time of year. I can't wait until next year.

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