Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks - Biography:)

A baby was once born in the year of 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama and was named Rosa Louise McCauley Parks. She was born to parents James McCauley and Leona Edwards. In her early years, her parents eventually separated so then Rosa had to spend the rest of her childhood on her grandparent’s farm. At the age of eleven, Rosa Parks attended a public school but before that, she didn't attend any schools in public. Since she was black, she grew up poor and wanted freedom and equality.

As she grew older, she joined the NAACP. One day as she was walking back from work and was about to catch the bus in Montgomery, she felt really tired and exhausted. Rosa waited for the bus at the bus stop. With a little amount of money, she took the bus home and paid the cost of ten cents. In Montgomery, if the bus filled up then the blacks had to give up their seats for all of the whites. A while after taking her seat, a white man entered the bus. After paying himself in, he looked around and noticed that no seats were available. Rosa Parks was looked at by the white man and the bus driver. Since she wanted freedom and equality, she stood up for the blacks and refused to give up her seat. They warned her but she was still brave enough to refuse.

A policeman gripped onto Rosa's arm and tightly pulled her out of the bus as if she was about to get beaten up. She was arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a white man.  In 1956, it was the end of the Montgomery bus boycott.

Rosa Parks is famous for standing up for the blacks and refusing to give up her seat for a white man. After making that stand up, the whole world changed. All of this happened because of a brave and smart women named Rosa Louise McCauley Parks who died on October 24th 2005 in Detroit.


  1. Great biography Quziyah!! I learnt a few new things myself.
    Keep up the positive attitude towards learning Quziyah :)
    Miss Clark

  2. Hi Quziyah! My name is Nancee Dehoff and I am in EDM310 at the University of South Alabama. You did a great job on your post about Rosa Parks! It is hard to believe that there was a time when people treated each other with disrespect just because of the color of their skin! We have come a long way with civil rights since then and for that I am glad. Keep up your good work!!


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