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Civil Rights Leaders

Civil rights leaders are those groups or individuals that work towards bringing human and civilian rights and freedoms to those that are oppressed, a minority group, or otherwise discriminated against.

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African-American History
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

Why Rosa parks important people?

Rosa Parks' was an important person because she would not give up her dream or her seat. She thought segragation should end. Also she was in the NAACP which is the National Associates for the Advanced Colored People and joined the Montgomery Bus Boycott with Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous People
Civil Rights Leaders

Who is Kenny Washington?

Kenny Washington was a contemporary of Jackie Washington and helped integrate the NFL. At the time, it is said that Washington was the better player in baseball, but Robinson was better known.

Mr. Washington played for the LA Rams. He endured humiliation and hatred to play ball. His own team did what they could to ruin his career. In the end, his legendary career has been largely forgotten in the modern NFL.

African-American History
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Leaders

What are some interesting facts about Martin Luther King Jr?

he was shot on the 4th of April

he was a very smart child

had 4 children

went to Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1944

his mother was a schoolteacher

his father was a baptist minister

he was a very joyful man

was an amazing dancer

a ladies man

Martin Luther King, Jr.
African-American History
Civil Rights Leaders

Was Martin Luther king jr named after Martin Luther?

He actually was born Michael King Jr., the son of the Rev. Michael King Sr. But in the 1930s, the senior King changed their names in honor of German priest Martin Luther, the leader of the 16th century Protestant Reform movement.

African-American History
Slavery
Famous People
Frederick Douglass
Civil Rights Leaders

Why did Frederick Douglass return to the United States?

because he believed abolitionists must fight slavery at its source.

Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

What kind of interests did rosa parks have?

sewing

Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

Was Rosa Parks name always Rosa Parks?

No, it wasn't. She was born Rosa Louise McCauley. In 1932, she married a man named Raymond Parks. When she married Raymond, she changed her last name to Parks.

Frederick Douglass
Civil Rights Leaders

Who did Fredrick Douglass marry?

Frederick Douglass married Anna Murray who was a freed slave. After her death he married Helen Pitts who was white and twenty years younger than himself.

Breakups
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

How can you be happy for the other person who broke up with you and is moving on with their life when you are hurt by them leaving?

I think you are being a little too hard on yourself. Of course you're not happy right now for that other person because you love them and want them back. It's natural to feel as you do, and you are actually going through a grieving process ... letting go. It hurts and there is no way around it, but, I am happy to say that for most of us we do find that special someone and realize if we hadn't split up from the other person we wouldn't have met this very special love of our life. When you've had time to get used to not having him/her around, then you will start going out with friends and dating again. The hurt does go away. Then it's time for "forgiveness" because this person hurt you. I quote this saying often in my posts re relationships: "If you can't forgive the other person then they still have control over you." We must learn to forgive ourselves, not blame ourselves for a split relationship if we tried our very best, and sometimes love just flies out the window. Then we can go on to forgiving the other person, we grow stronger, learn lessons from that relationship and life goes on. I was married before and I loved my first husband so much, but he had other ideas and was a cheat and a liar. I finally came to my senses and left him, but was left hurt, angry and couldn't feel happy or even forgive him at the time. As I became more independent and got to know myself and my inner strengths, then I learned to forgive myself and him. I soon was introduced to the love of my life and we've been married 33 years. If I hadn't gone through that one bad marriage, felt hurt, frustrated, jilted and somewhat afraid, then I wouldn't have met this wonderful man in my life. Good luck Marcy Thanks Marcy, I have looked forward to your comments since I started posting here.

Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

What was Rosa parks good at?

Rosa parks was good at back talking and quite skilled at sculpting. It is also said she was great with finger puppets.

African-American History
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

How did Rosa Parks do that?

Rosa Parks was able to accomplish all that she did because she was very determined, she had an organized group to support her efforts, and most important, the time had come to take action. She was the right person in the right place a the right time. She had the quite and unassuming reserve that inspired people to do great things.

Every American should know the story of Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was a special influence on a large number of people at a critical time and place in American history. Her great claim to fame is that she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in 1955. For this refusal, she was arrested.

She was not the first person to be arrested for this crime, but at the time she was working as a volunteer for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), so she was personally familiar to all of the civil rights leaders in her community. Because of her age, martial status and other demographic factors, they recognized her as the perfect symbol around which the people could rally. She was not chosen to be such a symbol before she committed her act of defiance. Her decision to break this immoral law was a spontaneous one. The boycott which followed was very carefully planned.

Rosa Parks lived in Birmingham, Alabama. At the time, this also happened to be the home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lead the boycott that followed the arrest of Rosa Parks. It laster for over a year. African American citizens refused to ride the buses of Birmingham until they were allowed to sit in the front. The bus companies needed the revenue from the African American community, but they stubbornly refused to give in for over a year!

African Americans with cars volunteered to help transport each other around the city until the boycott was lifted. It was an enormously important event.

Other enormously important events of this time period were:

The Supreme Court decision in Brown v. The Board of Education (1954) and the 1953 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his I Have a Dream speech.

African-American History
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

How was Rosa Parks' adult life?

Rosa Parks' adult life was very rough before she went to jail.

Frederick Douglass
Civil Rights Leaders

Who were Frederick Douglass' wives?

Frederick Douglass was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey.

Frederick married Anna Murray on September 15, 1838.

At first they adopted Johnson as their married name to divert attention,

later they adopt Douglass as their married name which they retained.

Frederick & Anna were married for 44 years, and together they had five children.

Anna died in 1882, so in 1884 Frederick married again to Helen Pitts.

They were married until his death on February 20, 1895. Helen passed away in 1903.

African-American History
US Constitution
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Leaders

What did Thurgood Marshall do?

Thurgood Marshall was a suprime court justice and argued the case of Brown VS. The Board of Edu.

Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

What did Rosa Parks say about how she felt?

She was offended but she was happy because she could actually take this too court. And she might get her way. And That is when the boycott began.

Toys
US Presidents
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

What is Garfields favorite dinner?

Lasagna

African-American History
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

What organization did Rosa Parks found and develop?

The Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development

Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Leaders

How was Marcus Garvey different from civil rights leaders?

He did not believe that equality could be achieved in the United States.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

What makes Rosa Parks a good leader?

She was a good leader because she helped stop segregation and stood for what she believed in.

Hobbies & Collectibles
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

What hobbies did Rosa Parks have?

she went to church and liked to sew

African-American History
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

How was Rosa parks a hero?

By saying "no" to segregation laws, she made the statement that blacks were no different from whites, and deserved to have the same rights and privileges. Men and women of all races looked up to her for her courage in the face of the unfair laws of a prejudiced society.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Leaders

How did Rosa parks influence people?

Rosa parks influenced people to think twice about what they were doing to the African Americans during this time. she also influenced us that if we all join together... big things can be accomplished.

Jim Crow Laws
Civil Rights Leaders

How do you contact Michelle Alexander author The New Jim Crow?

You can't noone responds


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