Rosa Parks helped spark the civil rights movement by refusing to surrender her seat on a bus to a white passenger, even after being demanded by the driver.
What was the final outcome of Rosa Park's bus boycott?
How would you go about trying to get funding to start a skate park?
Basically the same way you'd would find funding for any small business, I would think. You can try finding investors, to take out a loan - either from family (but borrowing money from family or friends is never wise, IMO) or a loan institution. Visit the SBA's website sba.gov and check out the info they have available. It *is* possible to get an SBA loan but they don't make it easy. Good Luck. Tony Hawk Foundation, American Eagle Outfitters and Kaboom--check out their sites for grants. Also check out IISA's(?) site (inline skating assoc.). Looks like most people do it through fundraising in their local communities.
Asked in Rosa Parks
What did Rosa parks do to prove everyone is equal?
On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress, left work and boarded a bus for home. As the bus became crowded, the bus driver ordered Parks to give up her seat to a white passenger. Montgomery's buses were segregated, with the seats in the front reserved for "whites only." Blacks had to sit at the back of the bus. But if the bus was crowded and all the "whites only" seats were filled, black people were expected to give up their seats-a black person sitting while a white person stood would never be tolerated in the racist South. Rosa had had enough of such humiliation, and refused to give up her seat. "I felt I had a right to stay where I was," she said. "I wanted this particular driver to know that we were being treated unfairly as individuals and as a people." The bus driver had her arrested. Martin Luther King, Jr., heard about Parks's brave defiance and launched a boycott of Montgomery buses. The 17,000 black residents of Montgomery pulled together and kept the boycott going for more than a year. Finally, the Supreme Court intervened and declared segregation on buses unconstitutional. Rosa Parks and the boycotters defeated the racist system, and she became known as "the mother of the civil rights movement." Read more by clicking on the related link.
Where should you park to get to Sheffield Town Hall?
What was Rosa Parks's family's names?
Her parents were named James McCauley & Leona Edwards McCauley. Her brother and sister-in-law were Sylvester & Daisy. Her husbands name was Raymond Parks. Raymond's parents, whom had both had died by the time he met Rosa, were named David Parks & Geri Culbertson Parks. Rosa's paternal grandparent's were Anderson & Louisa McCauley. And, her maternal grandparent's were Sylvester & Rose Edwards.
Asked in Rosa Parks
What did Rosa Parks do that made her famous?
She helped stop discrimination. She was on a bus, which during those times black people had to give up their seats if a white person wanted it. Most black people would have to sit in the back and without a seat, and when someone came and wanted the seat, she said No. They called the police and she was arrested. This news was heard by Martin Luther King Jr. who rallied many many people to start a petition by not riding the buses. Eventually the bus transportation went very low on money, that they decided they would allow white and black people to be able to sit wherever they want on the bus. Rosa Parks had a long history of working for civil rights, as a member of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). She is best known for inspiring the Montgomery (Alabama) Bus boycott in 1955. The buses were segregated and black people were expected to sit at the back and always give up their seat to a white person. Rosa Parks was a seamstress and she was exhausted after a long day of work. She got on the bus and sat down, refusing to give up her seat to a white person. This courageous act of civil disobedience was a punishable offense in the south, and she was jailed, which outraged her supporters. They decided it was time to boycott all the buses until segregation was ended.
Are there any regulations when it comes to race or ethnicity in adoption?
There are no regulations per say, but bigotry and biases certainly exist in the adoption community and with government social workers which can be more of a hindrance than laws. Some American Indian tribes have restrictions on adoption of Indian children. The children of some tribes are available for adoption only by other members of that tribe. The tribe determines whether the restrictions will apply and are not subject to laws of the state in which the reservations are located.
Asked in Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks
What was true about African Americans who stood up against segregation?
Auburn Park or Gresham history?
Here are some bits of information that you may find helpful: According to the book �Chicago Sun Times: Metro Chicago Almanac�, regarding the community �Auburn Gresham�, �The former communities in this area were called Auburn (platted in 1872) and Gresham (platted as South Englewood in the 1870s)�. The book Old Chicago Houses by John Drury (published in 1941, second impression 1975), which should be available in Chicago and suburban libraries, has a few interesting pages relating to Auburn Park and Englewood. There is also the brief mention of an Englewood Historical Society. Also interesting to note, according to the book �Historic City: The Settlement of Chicago� published by the City of Chicago (1976), regarding the black community, page 86: �the black community that lived in Englewood since 1870, when Englewood was an important railroad center.� Sorry that I could not find specific references to the German community, but if you had had a question regarding the �Nord" Side Germans, I may be more helpful. Although there is no one history of the Auburn Gresham area there are numerous sources of information about the history of the area, the geology, and early roads and buildings. The "German settlement" shown in the area on maps around 1850 was actually entirely Dutch. Another settlement , along Hubbards trace (Holland Road) was predominately swedish. It does appear that about half of the settllers in the 1880 census that included Auburn Gresham listed Germany or Prussia as their country of origin. There is a great deal of information about the area there is no one source. Auburn Gresham in the 1950s was very Irish. St. Sabina used to be the home parish for the South Side Irish Parade. People in these neighborhoods often identified themselves by which parish they were from. Others in this neighborhood were St. Killian, Little Flower, and St. Ethelreda. In the 1950's and 1960's the streets, parks, and schools were often bursting at the seams. Many of the (largely) Catholic families had more than an average number of children. Gresham has some of the nicest houses in Chicago. Hopefully the neighborhood will return to glory.
Chrysler 300 Touring 2005 stuck in park Help?
So your fiance calls you and says's my car won't shift of park, what do you do? Well if she has a Chrysler 300 then you immediately tell her to stop trying to force the shifter into gear! The problem is ever so common (but Chrysler disagrees) the culprit is a small plastic spring latch that is less than a quarter inch long, this small piece alone can render your great big automobile completely useless! This is VERY VERY common in Chrysler 300, and Chrysler should do a defect & recall about this problem. BUT Chrysler doesn't sell this part alone, they sell the whole Shifter Box for over 200 dollars. But that hook is all you need. PLEASE, don't take your car to the mechanic to hear them say its a Electrical problem and charge you 500+ for it, AVOID THE STEALERSHIP AT ALL COSTS! You can fix this yourself if your halfway mechanically inclined. Procedure is as follows: 1 Break down that center console!, if you need to move the car immediately to get home or to your garage or shop then its not a problem if you have a few tools, start popping the trim off the shifter assy, pull up and out on the small storage compartment to the right of the shifter, this will uncover a small pink lever (which Chrysler says will get you at least on the road but may not work), you need to go deeper! Take out the rubber mat directly under the ash tray and cigarette lighter, this will expose two screws, Philips screwdriver will undo this, move through trim and keep shredding until you have the shifter assy naked with no markings, if your shift knob is giving you problems, try sliding the very bottom chrome plastic trim down then the knob up as you spread the white plastic at the base of the leather. 2 Ok your down to the shifter, now with the key in and the car running if your ready to go press and hold the pink lever on the right, their is also another pink part( this is the cheap piece of crap that has you doing what your doing) on the front of the shifter assy, hit this pink part as well and as always with your foot on the brake try to shift, you should be in good shape, now to limp back to your proper repair facility of choice (your house) Shift into drive and only reverse if you need to, when you park leave in neutral and hit the parking brake, do not shift into park! 3 So your ready to fix the problem , well two ways about it, first costs you about 60 bucks and three days, the second, zero bucks and 2 hrs, OK so you have decided to fix now for free great, Now unmount the box! four nuts hold the box in place, there is 3 electrical connections with disconnects and two cable connections do these first, The one on the left is white it is the brake interlock assy, the cable is like a standard bike brake connections lift back and up, the right assy if the actual shifter cable and is very important to get back on right, it connects with a singer bolt, use an edge to scribe a circle around its present location before removing, now you can get it back right at the same spot, now lift the assy out, and undo the connections, now is also a good time to replace the burned out transmission indicator lamp that has never worked (very tiny black light bulb you found when pulling trim off earlier 4 Ok put this piece of junk on your work bench and locate the three tension clamps that hold the outer cover on, there is a single electrical connector that will need to be unplug ed once disassembled. Now shake that crappy thing till the spring falls out, save that spring or pick up a new one if its lost! Now I'm sure you see the pink plastic hammer rotator at the front of the box, and yep that little nub is your broken spring arm, pull the part out and drill a hole right under the missing arm, secure the spring back to arm with aircraft aluminum wire or copper wire or fishing line, shoe lace, zip tie, tooth floss, usb cord, or the like and attach the other side of the spring to the black bottom shell and place back on post where you found it, your done and you just saved yourself a car payment, 5 Put it back in and go! ***************************************** I would like to add to this just a little. After drilling a small hole through the pink plastic culprit, insert a cottor pin through the hole and bend the straight part of the pin around the back of the pink plastic piece. You can then attach the small spring to the eyelet of the cottor pin which will make this a permanent fix and is much stonger than the factory part and will never break again!!! ***************************************** I wrote the addition of the cottor pin last Sunday morning before I actually tried doing this. I heard of it on another site and it made sense. After posting the suggestion above, I went and tried it. It has now been a week since I fixed my shifter and the cottor pin idea works like a charm!!! I could not remove the shifter from the console entirely even after removing the four bolts that secure it to the car and removing the 2 cables and the 3 (I think) electrical plugs. I had to unbolt the center console (4 bolts inside of the console storage area and 2 screws behind the ashtray trim bezel) and slide it towards the back seat in order to remove the shifter completely. Pry the top part of the shifter away from the bottom section and you will be able to remove the pink plastic culprit easily. Notice how the pink plastic piece sits in there before you remove it so you can install it the same way. Before drilling the small hole for the cottor pin, file the broken nub down until it is smooth with the rest of the piece. Now drill a small hole all the way through to the back side immediately below where you file that broken nub down. Insert your cottor pin all the way through so only the eyelet is sticking out. Bend the cottor pin around the backside of the pink plastic culprit. Attach the little spring to the cottor pin eyelet and install the pink plastic culprit into the shifter just the way you removed it. Attach the other end of the little spring to the little plastic hook about 2 inches away on the front of the shifter bottom section. Snap the top piece of the shifter back onto the bottom of the shifter and install the shifter back into it's original place. Install the 2 cables, the 4 bolts and the 3 electrical connectors that you removed while removing the shifter. Slide the center console back into place and install the 2 screws behind the ashtray trim bezel. Pop the ashtray trim bezel into place and install the 4 bolts in the console storage area. If you did everything right, your repair should outlast your car!!! I would also suggest disconnecting your car battery so as not to accidentally deploy your airbags. Good luck!!!
Asked in New York, Marco Polo, Montreal, Rosa Parks
Why is Park Avenue at 42nd street constructed in this present day manner?
Because of Grand Central Station which 'stradles' the natural north/south course of Park Avenue. Once the Avenue reaches Grand Central, Park Avenue South rises on a ramp, goes through Grand Central and emerges on the other side as Park Avenue. The existing answer is true as far as it goes. A great deal more perspective can be gained by looking at the historical models of Grand Central Station at the Vanderbilt museum in Newport, RI; Grand Central was rebuilt several times, and the entire area was elevated -- the tracks were originally above ground. The unusual design of Grand Central and Park Avenue appears to date back to the 2nd version of the terminal, if I recall correctly - what are now automotive ramps were originally for horse and carriage and streetcars. (from http://www.eatinri.com/rihouse/newport.htm) THE BREAKERS STABLE AND CARRIAGE HOUSE. |(1895, NR, PSNC) Coggeshall Avenue, Newport, RI. Built in 1895 by Richard Morris Hunt, this incredible building, fully equipped and staffed, was an extremely important addition to The Breakers. A private collection of various Vanderbilt memorabilia, including the famous coach Venture, is on display. A special exhibit "All aboard! The New York Central with the Vanderbilts." OPEN: Jul 1-Labor Day, weekends, 10-5 p.m. 847-1000.