Rosa Parks By: Anna Nelson
Rosa Parks Fun Facts • Born on February 4th in Tuskegee • Had a younger brother • Suffered from Chronic Tonsillitis as a Child • Was married in 1932 • Was a devoted Christian • Started the Montgomery bus boy boycott • Wrote a book entitled “Quiet Strength” • Was secretary of the NAACP
Chronic Tonsillitis • Chronic Tonsillitis was an infection and swelling of the Tonsils • Rosa’s growth was slowed because of Chronic Tonsillitis • She was sent to School later until she got bigger cause her mother thought it would be best • One time Sylvester was bigger than Rosa
Rosa’s Parents • Father: James McCauley • Mother: Leona Edwards • Father worked as a carpenter • Mother as a teacher • Father traveled a lot • Pretty soon Rosa’s dad went off traveling and didn’t live with them anymore
Rosa’s Christianity • She had have devotions everyday before going out into the fields. • Everyday before dinner and Sunday services Rosa’s grandmother would read the bible with her • Her grandfather would also pray with her before dinner and church.
Montgomery Bus Boycott • Rosa parks was the one who started the Montgomery Bus Boycott • It started on December 1st1955 • Since Rosa didn’t give up her seat she was arrested. • Later on people stopped using the busses and the company lost a lot of money.
Rosa’s Marriage • She was married in 1932 • She was married to Raymond Parks • The small ceremony was held in her mothers home in Montgomery. • Invites were not sent out so not very many people came. Rosa parks and her husband Raymond ( right )
Rosa’s death • Rosa Parks died on October 24th 2005. • In the year 2004 she was diagnosed with progressive dementia • So a year later she died in Detroit, Michigan • Even though Rosa has passed away her legacy still lives alongside us today.