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Rosa Parks
By: Joshua B.
Indiana, Grade 3

“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

On December 1,1955 a woman did not give in by refusing to up her give seat on the bus. The bus was very crowded that day. A white man got on the bus and he had nowhere to sit, so the bus driver told all the black people to stand up. Everyone did except Rosa Parks. The bus driver told her again but she simply said “ No.” The bus driver had her arrested for breaking a segregation law. The law was when there is a white person is standing black people had to give up there seats. Rosa was born on 1913 and was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. She got very little education. Rosa married Raymond Parks. In Montgomery, Alabama. Then Rosa and Raymond moved to Detroit, Michigan, where her brother lived. Rosa worked for the N.A.A.C.P. Rosa accomplished many things. She helped to get the buses integrated. Her contribution to the civil rights movement was honored with many awards. She received the Martin Luther King Jr., Nonviolent Peace Prize, the Eleanor Roosevelt Woman of Courage Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the International Freedom Conductor award.
I felt happy when I learned more about Rosa Parks. I liked learning more about her accomplishments. I never knew she had gotten so many awards. Rosa was later called the mother of the civil rights movement. Rosa taught me how to use your COURAGE!

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