On December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. She was arrested for not giving up that seat.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". In June of she was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal.
Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., 1955 - Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
Claudette Colvin: b. Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine
Rosa Parks Biography Unit with Articles, Activities, Character Traits & Quiz
Your students will love learning about one of the most inspirational African-American women of all time. **This unit has been completely updated with reading passages and activities in 2017!!*** One cold day in December 1955, Rosa Parks was told move to the back of the bus. Rosa was tired of being discriminated against and refused to move from her seat. Instead, she politely said, "No!" The bus driver called the police, and Rosa Parks was arrested.