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Rosa Parks Freedom Rider

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ISBN-10: 1402748655

ISBN-13: 9781402748653

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ruth Ashby

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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 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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 2/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.41" tall
Weight: 0.572

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
New Directions
A Time for Change and Sorrow
Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
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About the Author