Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa ParksRosa Parks is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Yet there is much more to her story than this one act of defiance. In this straightforward, compelling autobiography, Rosa Parks talks candidly about the civil rights movement and her active role in it. Her dedication is inspiring; her story is unforgettable. The simplicity and candor of this courageous womans voice makes these compelling events even more moving and dramatic. — Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, December 1, , triggered a wave of protest December 5, that reverberated throughout the United States. Her quiet courageous act changed America, its view of black people and redirected the course of history. Her brother, Sylvester McCauley, now deceased, was born August 20, Later, the family moved to Pine Level, Alabama where Rosa was reared and educated in the rural school. She, however, was unable to graduate with her class, because of the illness of her grandmother Rose Edwards and later her death. She received her high school diploma in , after her marriage to Raymond Parks, December 18, Raymond, now deceased was born in Wedowee, Alabama, Randolph County, February 12, , received little formal education due to racial segregation.
Spanish, Bilingual, and Language Collections. On a December day in , Rosa Parks changed the course of history when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. This simple yet courageous act set into motion a chain of events that reverberated throughout the world. Parks received to 1, letters a month from children throughout the United States and the world. Dear Mrs.
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Skip to content 21 August August 20, Rosa By Nikki Giovanni, Illustrated by Bryan Collier Over sixty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus, Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This book is a tribute to her courageous action and the events that followed. White passengers sat in the front and black passengers sat in the back. That is until Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger.