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Rosa Parks My Story

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ISBN-10: 0141301201

ISBN-13: 9780141301204

Edition: 1992

Authors: Rosa Parks, Jim Haskins

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List price: $8.99
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.72" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She attended the Montgomery Industrial School, which emphasized domestic sciences such as cooking, sewing, and caring for the sick. She married Raymond Parks in 1932 and was one of the first women to join the Montgomery branch of the NAACP in 1943. On December 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man and was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance. Her actions inspired 50,000 blacks in Montgomery to boycott the city buses for a year until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the segregated busing policy was unconstitutional. She moved to Detroit, Michigan with her husband in…    

How It All Started
Not Just Another Little Girl
Schooling in Montgomery
Marriage, and Activism
We Fight for the Right to Vote
Secretary of the NAACP
White Violence Gets Worse
"You're Under Arrest"
"They've Messed with the Wrong One Now"
Stride Toward Freedom
We Move to Detroit
The Years Since