||Rosa (McCauley) Parks was a part of the Civil Rights Movement.|
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Rosa Louise McCauley, was born in 1913, to James McCauley and Leona Edwards, in Tuskegee, Alabama. She was frail and experienced poor health, as a child. She came from mixed racial ancestry, with one of her great grandparents, being of Scottish/Irish descent. In the deep south of the time, she was considered non-white, making her subject to Jim Crow laws. Her parents divorced, when she was still young.
Because of the KKK riding past their house and her school burnt down twice, she had grown up with her grandfather standing guard with a shotgun in front of their house. There was much injustice in her life. She became very tired of having to give in and let others take her liberty away. About her famous stand on the bus, she is quoted as saying "All I was doing was trying to get home from work."
In 1932, she married Raymond Parks. Parks, a barber, was an active member, in the NAACP. This led to Rosa's participation, in the organization.
In 1943 she became the secretary of the Montgomery chapter. On December 1, 1955, Rosa's famous incident on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, occurred on which she refused to sit at the back of the bus.
excerpt from Wikipedia: Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day, commemorated in both California and Ohio.
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