Essay on Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks

960 Words Mar 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Famed civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4,1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama.Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a public bus montgomery. Alabama on a citywide boycott wide,efforts, to end segregation of public facilities.

Early Life Education

Rosa Parks childhood brought her early experiences. After her parents separated, Rosa 's mother moved the family to Pine Level, Alabama to live with her parents, Rose and Sylvester Edwards—both former slaves and strong advocates for racial equality; the family lived on the Edwards ' farm, where Rosa would spend her youth. In one experience, Rosa 's grandfather stood in front of their house with a shotgun while Ku Klux Klan members marched down the street. experiences with racial discrimination and activism for racial equality. After her parents separated, Rosa 's mother moved the family to Pine Level, Alabama to live with her parents, Rose and Sylvester Edwards—both former slaves and strong advocates for racial equality; the family lived on the Edwards ' farm, where Rosa would spend her youth. In one experience, Rosa 's grandfather stood in front of their house with a shotgun while Ku Klux Klan members marched down the street.

On the evening that Rosa Parks was arrested, E.D. Nixon, head of the local chapter of the NAACP, began forming plans to organize a boycott of Montgomery 's city buses. Ads were placed in local papers, and handbills were printed and distributed in black neighborhoods.…

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