Rosa Parks 1913-2005

Who was Rosa Parks?

Rosa Parks was an African American women who was an American civil rights activist. She was highly know as "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". She is remember for her bravery, intelligence, courage, and determination to get right for black African American women. She showed an act of bravery by not giving up her bus seat to a white man. This act encouraged people all around the world to

Obstacles Faced

An obstacle she faced was being an African American. Another obstacle was her being a women.
The next obstacle she faced were the Southern U.S. segregation laws against blacks.
An obstacle she faced was that she was targeted for racial discrimination and segregation. Another obstacle she faced is when she was arrested for the bus act.

How did she overcome these obstacles?

She overcame these obstacles by fighting for any race of women's rights. She made sure she wasn't going to give up her seat just because the person was male and white.
Rosa Parks overcame the Southern U.S. segregation laws by standing up to these laws. She stranded up to these laws by the bus act and not giving up her seat when she was a black woman.
She overcame racial discrimination and segregation by standing out and voicing her word. People agreed with her and protested that whites and blacks should be together not apart just because of race.
She overcame being arrested by getting bailed out. Then she got the people that believed what she believed. Next, when she got them she boycotted the buses.

Significant Contributions

  • Making a stand against an unjust law.
  • Standing up for her civil rights.
  • Refusing to give her seat up to a white man.
  • Started a boycott for the buses.
  • Brought racial issues to the open.
This picture shows Rosa Parks getting arrested.

Personal Qualities

  • The active civil rights movement help Rosa Parks because it helped blacks get the right to be free.
  • Rosa Parks' intelligence lead to her coming up with the idea of boycotting the buses until they got their rights.
  • Rosa Parks' determination lead to the success of black women having the rights to do what everyone can do.
  • Rosa Parks' bravery and courage lead to her standing up to the white man on the bus and then boycotting.
  • Since Rosa Parks' was an African American, this lead to her standing up for freedom, liberty, and rights for back women.
  • Since Rosa Parks was an activist, this lead to her getting people to fight for black womens' rights.

Timeline of rosa parks life

  1. February 4, 1913 - Rosa Parks was born.
  2. December 18, 1932 -Rosa Parks married Raymond Parks.
  3. 1943 - Rosa Parks first incident on segregated bus.
  4. December 1943 - Rosa joins NAACP and becomes active in Civil Rights Movement.
  5. December 1, 1955 - Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus.
  6. December 1, 1955 to December 20, 1956 - Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  7. 1965 - Rosa Parks hired as a secretary to U.S. Representative, John Conyers.
  8. 1979 - NAACP awards Rosa Parks the Spingarn Medal.
  9. August 30, 1994 - Rosa Parks is attacked in her apartment.
  10. September 9, 1996 - Bill Clinton awards Rosa Parks the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  11. October 24, 2015- Rosa Parks dies.

Quotes from Rosa Parks

  1. " The only tired I was, was tired of giving in."
  2. " I have over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. "
  3. " Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over again. "
  4. " Each person must live their life as a model for others. "
  5. " Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others."


Rosa Parks was a women in history that contributed in history for women. She had bravery and courage unlike anyone else to stand up to a white man for the seat on the bus. Then, she got arrested, but bailed not even a day later. Next, she got people that believed the same things as her and they boycotted the buses. Without Rosa Parks nobody else might have done all this. Women's rights especially black women's rights might not be the way they are in the south.
Rosa Parks Stamp
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