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Why did I choose her?

I chose Rosa Parks because I admire her bravery and determination for standing up against the discrimination of black people, because that "no" required a lot of courage, but that day something changed.

Rosa Parks was an African American woman. She grew up witnessing a lot of violence against black people, because, around that years, in America there was the Apartheid system.

Introduction: racial segregation

One day, in December 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus, due to this fact the bus driver called the police and they arrested her. Martin Luther King Jr. heard about her arrest and organised a boycott of the buses in Montgomery. Black people stopped using buses until the Supreme Coirt said that segregation on buses was illegal.

A simple "no" that changed everything

Rosa Parks became a symbol all over the world, she is called "the mother of the civil rights movement". In 2005 Rosa Parks died at the age of 92. At her memorial service in Washington D.C., there were about 50,000 people. A top news magazine named Rosa Parks as one of the 20 Most Influential People of the 20th century.

"Mother of the civil rights movement"

Rosa Parks's famous quote

I don't know if I would have had the courage to say no.I mean, she risked all, just for what she believed in. Her refuse started the Civil Rights Movement and thousands of people, inspired by her, protested for equal rights. If today black people can vote, can sit whatever they want in the bus, can do a lot of things they weren't able to do, it's thanks to her and all the other people that, tired of that situation, fought.

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