Parks

Rosa Parks (born 04 Feb 1913) was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Montgomery Alabama was a segregated city. This meant people of different skin colours had different schools, drank from different fountains but travelled the same bus. White people sat at the front and black people sat at the back. On December 1st 1955, 42 year old Rosa sat at the back of a bus on her way home from work. Rosa was asked to move seats to allow a white person to sit down. She said no. Rosa spent the night in jail which triggered a wave of protest. Black people of Montgomery and sympathisers of other races organised and promoted a boycott of the city bus line. It lasted 381 days. The U.S Supreme Court eventually ended bus segregation. Today, Rosa Parks is known as an ordinary person who took a stand to help black people in America to be treated the same as whites. Rosa Parks died on the 24th of October 2005, aged 92.

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” – Rosa Parks

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