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-becose I chose rosa parks

-What Happened in 1996 and when she died?

-What HAPPENED in 1955?

-When and where did she live?

-Who was Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

-Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist.-Rosa Parks went to a school for black children and she had to walk miles to get there. -On the contrary, white students had a school bus to get to their school.

-She was born in Montgomer,in Alabama.-In 1957 she moved to Detroit, Michigan, in the north, with her family.-Rosa parks died at the age of ninety-two on october 24,2005 in Detroit,United States


-One day, in December 1955, she thought “no more” and refused to give her seat to a white passenger on a bus. “I felt I had a right to stay where I was” she said. -the bus driver called the police and they arrested her.Martin Luther King Jr., a leader of the civil rights movement, heard about her arrest and organised a boycott of the buses in Montgomery. -There were thousands of black people in the city, and they all refused to use the buses for more than a year, until the US Supreme Court said that segregation on buses was illegal. -This helped to end segregation in public facilities across the United States. Some white people were angry.

-Rosa Parks became a symbol of the civil rights movement.-in 1996 President Bill Clinton awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom-In 2005 Rosa Parks died at the age of 92. At her memorial service in Washington D.C., there were about 50,000 people.

I chose Rosa Parks because shecommitted a truly courageous actin that historical period and it isright to remember her because sheis one of the 20 most influentialpeople of the twentieth century