Rosa's mother wanted her to get a high school education, but this wasn't easy for an African-American girl living in Alabama in the 1920s. After finishing up elementary school at Pine Level she attended the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls. Then she attended the Alabama State Teacher's College in order to try and get her high school diploma. Unfortunately, Rosa's education was cut short when her mother became very ill. Rosa left school to care for her mother. when she backs to school, finally earning her high school diploma. Something she was very proud of.
Montgomery Industrial School for Girls
A few years later Rosa met Raymond Parks. Raymond was a successful barber who worked in Montgomery. They married a year later in 1932. Rosa worked part time jobs.
During this time, the city of Montgomery was segregated. This meant that things were different for white people and black people. They had different schools, different churches, different stores, different elevators, and even different drinking fountains. Places often had signs saying "For Colored Only" or "For Whites Only". When Rosa would ride the bus to work, she would have to sit in the back in the seats marked "for colored". ". Sometimes she would have to stand even if there were seats open up front. In her country Rosa Parks was very discriminate because she was colour and she can’t do a lot of things. She always was punished because she was colour. So the social, political situation in her country discriminated the colour people. She was an americans activist who fought for equality of civil rights between the white american and the african-americans.