Rosa Parks

By Eloise

Book report and stamp artwork by Rebecca

Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee Alabama on February 4, 1913. Her parents were James and Leona Mc Cauley. Her father was a carpenter and her mother was a teacher. Rosa Parks was a quite, but very brave Black girl who attended the Montgomery Industrial Schools for girls. She had a younger brother named Sylvester. From her parents jobs, it seems like they where a middle class family. When Rosa Parks was real small, her family moved to a farm. Rosa Parks now lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Rosa Parks is the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. One day in 1955, she refused to give up her bus seat to a white person. She was arrested and put in jail for not giving up her seat. Rosa Parks and other people kept protesting against the unfair rules for Black people riding the buses. Finally the United States Supreme Court made the bus company change its rules. Black people felt good about this. Rosa had made a big difference. As years went by, other unfair rules for Black people where also changed.

This stamp Commemorates Rosa Parks Rosa Parks who is now 81 years old and is known as the Mother of Civil Rights Movement. the word Rosa Parks stands for fairness because she and others worked to get fairness. Rosa's gentle looking face on the stamp shows how she was, still she wanted fairness.

Rebecca [Recorded comments - 36K]

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