Rosa Parks By:Halee Cook

Rosa Parks got arrested on December 1,1955. She refused to give up her seat to a white man until the bus driver ordered her to do so. Rosa Parks had to go to trial and was pleaded guilty and fined $14. After Rosa Parks was getting threatening phone calls and losing her job, Parks and her husband moved from Alabama to Detroit.

This is I Rosa Parks and her family

Rosa Parks had to deal with her parents splitting up.

KKK marched up her street

The KKK marched up her street for another cruel war that would hurt most people. It was really hard because her grandpa had a loaded shotgun waiting for then to come up to their house.

Rosa had a sickness

Rosa Parks got a sickness called dementia a year before she died. It was hard for her because she was really sick from it.

Rosa while she is working at the seamstress.

Rosa Parks was fired from her job at the seamstress when her case garnered publicity.

Rosa is arrested.

Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955. She refused to give up her seat to a white man and the bus driver orders her to and she does not so, she got arrested that day.

Rosa Parks is an extraordinary person because she stood up against racism and stood up for herself. It was even harder for her because she was a woman, and in those days, things were much harder for women.

Rosa Parks hated the ways of her life. She had always dreamed of having freedom in her life. As she grew up, she went through different experiences that gave her courage and strength.

One day, Rosa Parks had so much courage and strength that when her bus arrived to pick her up, she got on the bus, put her money in the slot, and sat in the front of the bus. Black people were supposed to sit in the back. The bus driver told her to move to the back, but she just sat there and refused to move. The driver called the police and they arrested Rosa Parks.

The next day, Raymond Parks went to pick up Rosa from jail. When they got home, Rosa spoke about her time in jail. She had stood up to get a drink of water and the guard told her the drinking fountain was only for white people. This made her furious.

On Dec. 5, 1955, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr. and JoAnn Robinson looked out of their windows, stood on street corners around the city and watched the yellow buses pass by. There were hardly any black riders since Rosa Park's arrest. It was a miracle. People stopped riding the buses all because of Rosa Parks.

Soon, the police were informed of the people standing on the street corners watching the buses drive by. The police patrolled the streets to make sure that the black people were not bothering the other bus riders. The black people continued their boycott, and it was a success.

A few months later, Rosa Parks once again started to climb aboard a bus. She stopped when she noticed a sign that read, "People don't ride the bus today. Don't ride the bus for freedom." She got off.

Finally the rules for riding the buses were changed. The new rules said:

1. Black and white people could sit wherever they wanted to sit.

2. Bus drivers were to respect all riders.

3. Black people were now allowed to apply for driver positions.

A lot of people wrote hate mail to Rosa Parks. Some people called and threatened her and her family. She and her family were scared. They knew they were in serious danger, but Rosa Parks would not give up.

In 1979, Rosa Parks received the Spingarn Medal. In 1980, at the 25th anniversary celebration of the bus boycott, Parks was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-violent Peace Prize. In 1984, she was given the Eleanor Roosevelt Woman of Courage Award.

Rosa Parks is known as a national hero and as a shy girl who stood up against racism and fought for freedom.

Civil rights opponent and hero of many, Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama and died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. Her defiance to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus sparked a city wide boycott. The city of Montgomery had no choice but to change the law requiring no segregation on public buses. Rosa Parks received many awards during her lifetime, including the NAACP's highest honor - the Image Award as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Rosa Parks was brave woman, a true leader, and had the courage to stand up for others. Rosa Parks is someone who I look up to which is why she is my hero.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, became one of the most well known African American people in the world. Rosa Parks was a 42 year old seamstress who, after working a long hard day, refused to give up her seat to a white man while riding on a city bus. For this Rosa Parks was arrested and fined for breaking the laws of segregation. Although Miss Parks knew she was breaking the law - she followed her heart - and stayed in her seat. Thereby advancing the civil rights movement in America.

Rosa Parks was a phenomenal leader. She led millions in a boycott against the Montgomery buses and after months of the Montgomery bus company losing thousands of dollars, they finally brought an end to bus segregation. Rosa Parks that taught us, one person can change the world, and she did. She means something different to everyone. The end of all segregation did not happen yet. The end of all segregation would come later. In years gone by she has inspired so many people to stand tall in the face on injustice. Her legacy as a leader lives on.

Rosa Parks stood up for others because she sat down and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. The darker skinned people who she sat next to stood up and gave the white people their seats but not Rosa. Rosa refused to stand up from her seat. The bus driver told her that he was going to call the police but she did not move.. Rosa did what every darker skinned person wanted to do. Everyone on the bus was afraid of the consequences but Rosa was fed up of being treated badly and unfairly. That is when she changed history and stood up for everyone not only on the bus but off the bus too.

Rosa Parks is an American hero, as important as our founding fathers, as well known as Martin Luther King. I feel we all carry a bit of Rosa Parks inside of us, and we will always carry her inside of us. When we see each other as equals, regardless of skin color or gender, we know Rosa Parks helped bring that truth into reality. Without her who knows if the world really would change. She made history. Rosa was a big influence on my life because I have a lot of really close people who are African American and I do not know what I would do without them. If Rosa Parks did not do what she did who knows where they would be right now.

This is the Montgomery Bus.

In this picture Rosa Parks is getting arrested.

Rosa Parks is a seamstress. Then loses her job because of the bus incident.

Rosa is diagnosed with dementia a year before she passed away.

In the year 1977 Rosa's husband Raymond Parks died of cancer.

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