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Rosa Parks
By: Paul A.
California, Grade 6



Do you know who Rosa Parks is? If you donít, you really need to study history. Rosa Parks was an important person, Because of her the African-American people started the bus boycott. This short essay is going to be about why I think Rosa parks should be nominated to the honor roll.
I think Rosa Parks should be nominated to the honor roll because she had a hard time in life, and couldnít take it anymore. At Rosaís times, when you were sitting on the bus, and you were black, you had to go to the back of the bus. One day, Rosa was sitting on the bus and a white person came. Rosa was supposed to give the seat to the white man, but she didnít. She stood up to the man, and wouldnít move. The news spread quickly. Every one knew that an African-American didnít give their seat up to a white man. Once the bus driver heard what was going on, he stopped the bus and waited for the police. The police took Rosa parks to jail. At that time, the African Americans started a bus boycott that lasted 381 days. After that the African-Americans had the chance to sit anywhere they wanted on the bus.
Rosa Parkís hard life also puts her into the category of being nominated to the honor roll. Rosa was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913. She grew up on a farm with her grandparents, brother, and mother. She feared that her house was going to be burned down, because many racist people did that.
Rosa went to a school were only African-American children were taught. The old school was open only five months a year, and only went up to 6th grade. At age 11 at 1924, Rosa had to go back to Montgomery, to take care of her sick grandmother, and later, her sick mother.
So I think Rosa Parks should be nominated the honor roll because she made a law that included racism go away.




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