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Rosa Parks

by Kara S from DuBois


In honor of Rosa Parks, I did research about this hero in “Biography Today.” I chose Rosa Parks because she made a change to the world. After the research, I was glad I did because I learned so much about her.

Who knew such a normal beginning would give the world such a hero? Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. The parents of Rosa Parks were James McCauley and Leona McCauley. Rosa married a barber named Raymond Parks in December 1932.

Rosa Parks (http://www.unsv.com/voanews/specialenglish/scripts/2009/03/08/0045/printer.html)
Rosa Parks (http://www.unsv.com/voanews/specialenglish/scripts/2009/03/08/0045/printer.html)

The foundation of heroism is education. When Rosa was 11 years old she was sent off to Montgomery Industrial School for Girls. Later, she attended a high school, Alabama State. Rosa was forced to drop out of college to take care of her mother and her grandparents.

Hard work contributes to heroism. Rosa worked as a seamstress for a department store in Montgomery. After the boycott, Rosa’s life was turned around. Rosa and her husband both got fired from their jobs. The boycott was when Rosa refused to ride the bus to work and she refused to get back on the bus.

Rosa Parks is important to mankind and changed the world. Rosa is important to the world because she refused to move on the bus for a white person. This is important because she ended the fighting between the blacks and the whites. On October 24, 2005, Rosa died in her home in Detroit. In December 2000, a library and museum opened in Rosa’s hometown.

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