Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Story of Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was born in Montgomery, Alabama. In the 1950's black people were separated from white people in buses, cafés, cinemas, or schools. This upset the black people very much. One day, after Rosa Parks was finished work for the day, she got on the bus and sat down. Then the bus driver told Rosa to get off her seat to let a white person on it but Rosa said no. She said she was tired of being treated as a second class citizen.
We got this picture from a website called carribbean tales
 She was arrested and all the black people boycotted the buses. The bus company was close to closing down. It lasted for 382 days and in the end segregation became illegal. Rosa Parks died in 2005 at the age of 92.
This is the bus that Rosa Parks sat in. We got this picture from Biography Online.
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