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Rosa Parks
By: Anna H.
New Jersey, Grade 2

Rosa Lee Parks was born in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She became one of the first women to join the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Rosa Parks was best known for her role in a 1955 boycott of the Montgomery Alabama bus system. First she did not give a seat to a white man on a bus. This helped start things in the civil rights movement.

Rosa attended Alabama State Teachers College. She worked on the Detroit staff of John Conyers, Jr. , a member of the US House of Representatives. In 1979 she won the Springarn Medal for her work in civil rights.

I picked Rosa Lee Parks because she did a very good thing that helped with changing the civil rights for blacks. That is why I picked Rosa Lee Parks.

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