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Rosa Parks: Tribute to Rosa Parks Day".
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Basic information _________________________________________________________________
Sex: Female
Place of Birth:
Tuskegee, Alabama,
Birthday: February 4,
1913
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Relationship Status:
Married to: Raymond
Parks
Social/Political View:
Private
Religious Views:
Protestant
Personal Information _______________________________________________________________
Activities: Walking,
Taking the bus,
Reading the Bible
Interests: Civil Rights
Movements, helping
other people
Favourite People:
Martin Luther King Jr.
Favourite Book: The
Bible
Interesting facts about me:
Favourite Movie:
Unknown
I was called by the US Congress “the
first lady of civil rights”
What I would like to
be remembered for:
“Being the mother of
the freedom
movement"
I caused the “Montgomery Bus
Boycott” because I refused to give
up my seat on the bus.
I received my high school diploma at
the age of 20.
I was inducted into the Michigan
Women’s Hall of Fame for my
achievement in civil rights in 1983.
My Contributions to the World:
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Causing the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Fighting for Civil Rights for African American people.
In 1996, I was awarded by Bill
Clinton the Presidential Medal of
Freedom.
Education and Work _______________________________________________________________
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High School: Alabama
State Teachers
College for Negroes
Work: Civil Rights
Activist
Description: Helped to
end racial segregation
by organizing and
collaborating with
other civil rights
leaders.
Groups/Affiliations
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Montgomery Improvement Association
Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation
Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development,
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