Inspirational Women

Rosa Parks

  • Rosa Parks was an African American woman who resisted to give her seat on the bus in the colored section to a white man after the white section was filled
  • She was arrested
  • She was an icon of resistance to racial segregation
  • She fought for equality
  • Malala was shot trying to fight for women's right to get education.
  • She was shot for secretly attending school
  • Malala wrote her book about her story in 2013
  • She won the Nobel Peace Prize on October 10, 2014, for fighting for the rights of women to have an education
  • Ruby attended William Frantz Elementary school
  • At six years old she became the first African American hold to attend a white elementary school
  • Her family moved to New Orleans for a better life
  • There was a test to allow African Americans to attend an all white school if they passed
  • Her mother persuaded the father to allow Ruby to take the test
  • Ruby passed, she had white federal men escort her toschool
  • Ruby learned a great amount of what racism was
  • She was threatened by the white people
  • "Don't follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength, and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you!"

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