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Rosa Parks
By: Arthur C.
California, Grade 6

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks

Rosa Parks is an excellent role model for everyone. She is smart and she stands up for her rights. If more women were like her, I bet there would be at least one female president. If everyone was like her, the world be a better place.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. She grew up on a farm. She attended a school for African-American children. In 1924, when she was 11, she was sent to Montgomery, to continue her studies. Five years later, she left school in order to take care for her sick grandmother.
She married Raymond Parks in 1932, and finally, she graduated from high school in 1934. After moving to Michigan in 1957, Rosa Parks continued the fight for equal rights for African Americans.

Rosa refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. She started a boycott of the city bus line that lasted 381 days. This eventually led to the 1956 Supreme Court ruling declaring segregation illegal on public buses.
That is why I nominated her.

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