Rosa Parks Day 2017 is on Friday, December 1, 2017: Research Essay about Rosa Parks?
Friday, December 1, 2017 is Rosa Parks Day 2017.
Her simple act of protest galvanized America's civil rights revolution.
Most historians date the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in the United States to December 1, 1955. That was the day when an unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.
Civil rights icon Rosa Parks dies at 92
what action did rosa parks take to improve the lives of others?
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress later called the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement."
On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her action was not the first of its kind: Irene Morgan, in 1946, and Sarah Louise Keys, in 1955, had won rulings before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Interstate Commerce Commission respectively in the area of interstate bus travel. Nine months before Parks refused to give up her seat, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to move from her seat on the same bus system. But unlike these previous individual actions of civil disobedience, Parks's action sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Parks's act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including boycott leader Martin Luther King, Jr., helping to launch him to national prominence in the civil rights movement.
How did Rosa Park's life change the day she rode the bus ?
When Rosa Park sat in the bus, she sat in the front, which she wasn't aloud to since she was african american. The bus driver, and other bus drivers told her to sit in the back of the bus but she didn't listen to them. She stayed put in her seat.
then the bus driver called the police because Rosa Park wouldnt move out of the seat, then she was sent to jail.
i learned this a long time ago, so i forgot what happened after D:
but i believe she did something to help black people gain their freedom. google it to make sure.