Some people say that Rosa did not leave her seat her seat because she was tired from work. This is not true. She was actually tired of being oppressed by the segregation l…aws and being treated like a second class citizen, and on that day on the bus she decided to take a stand and say "No". She had worked all day like everyone else and had paid her bus fare the same as everyone else and she believed that she had a right to her seat the same as everyone else. (MORE)
In Montgomery Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to get up when the bus driver told her to let the white citizen sit in her seat. She said no. She was arrested; and because of the br…ave things she changed the world in many ways. (MORE)
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Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) was a civil rights activist. She is well-known for her refusal to surrender her seat on the bus for the benefit of a white citizen. Her actions ultima…tely resulted in her arrest and the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This led to segregation laws being declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court. Rosa was very brave to say no, and deserves to be respected for her courage and determination. Many people looked up to her, especially as a symbol of the Civil Rights movement. Work for Civil Rights In 1955, Rosa Parks was an African-American living in Montgomery, Alabama, a city with laws that strictly segregated blacks and whites. On 1 December 1955, after her day of work as a seamstress at a local department store, Parks boarded a city bus. When she refused to give up her seat to a white man, the bus driver called police, and Parks was arrested and fined. The resulting bus boycott by African-Americans (led by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.) caused a national sensation. The boycott was a success and led to desegregation in Montgomery and elsewhere in the United States. Over time, Parks became a national icon of civil rights and African-American pride. Parks worked as an aide to Michigan Congressman John Conyers, Jr. from 1966 until her retirement in 1988. She founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development in 1987. In 1996, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton. (MORE)
In 1955, Rosa Parks started the bus boycott and she refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. Instead she sat where she was and didn't move. She stood strong!… Rosa Parks was sent to jail and was fined $100. (MORE)
Rosa parks was a Black woman when black women did not have many rights as they do now and she refused a bus drivers order to give up her seat to a white person her actions sta…rted the Montgomery bus boycott (MORE)