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Rosa Parks
By: Adam M.
California, Grade 6



I chose to nominate Rosa Parks for the Honor Roll of Notable Women because I thought that she was very brave and a great role model. She is a good example of someone who stood up for what she believed in. She promoted anti-racism all across the country. She helped desegregate blacks and whites and changed America forever.
Rosa Parks didn't just refuse to get up for a white person on a bus. Her actions symbolized that she wasn't giving in to America's ignorance and injustices. She started a boycott of the city bus line that lasted 381 days. Following the bus incident and boycott, there was a Supreme Court ruling declaring it illegal to have segregation on buses.
Rosa Park's achievements didn't end with trying to desegregate the buses. Rosa Parks dedicated her life to trying to get equal rights for African Americans. She joined Martin Luther King and many other African American citizens in promoting anti-racism through marches and demonstrations. Rosa Parks has won mnay awards for her achievements. Most importantly,she won the Medal of Freedon in 1996 which was presented by President Clinton.




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