Rosa Parks Freedom Rider
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She just wouldn't get up--and with that simple, courageous act Rosa Parks struck a blow against injustice. Parks showed what one person, without guns or violence, could do to change the course of history forever. Nelson Mandela claimed "she is who inspired us...to be fearless when facing our oppressors." As a volunteer secretary for the NAACP, Parks chronicled racial injustices and fought for desegregation. Then, on December 1, 1955, she made a stand on a Montgomery, Alabama bus: she refused to relinquish her seat for a white man. Her arrest mobilized the black community for a citywide bus boycott that led to a landmark Supreme Court decision. Award-winning author Ruth Ashby beautifully…
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 2/5/2008
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.41" tall
|Introduction: One Courageous Act|
|Down Home in Alabama|
|Welcome to Montgomery|
|Finding a Cause|
|Separate but Not Yet Equal|
|A Renewed Spirit|
|Tired of Giving In|
|Start of the Civil Rights Movement|
|The Walking City|
|A Time for Change and Sorrow|
|Mother of the Civil Rights Movement|
|About the Author|