Rosa Parks Presentation

Rosa Parks
What She Did to Change the World
By the end of this presentation, you will know:
• Background of the Civil Rights movement
• History of Rosa Parks
• Rosa Parks most famous moment
• How Rosa Parks helped start the Civil Rights
Civil War
Rosa Parks Born
Rosa Parks and the
Civil Rights Movement
Rosa Parks Dies
October 2005
February 1913
Civil Rights
Rosa Parks
• Born February 4th, 1938 in Tuskegee, Alabama
• She had a little brother named Sylvester
• Parents were separated, and Rosa’s mom took
Sylvester and Rosa to live on her
grandmother’s farm
• Rosa picked cotton in the fields with her family
when she was growing up
Bad People
• Ku Klux Klan (KKK): Bad people who made fun
of people who had dark colored skin
• Rosa’s grandpa would sit by the door with his
gun to protect his family from the KKK
• The KKK wore white hoods and masks to hide
who they were, and they did dreadful things
Things Were NOT Equal
• Things that white people and black people
could not do together (segregation):
Go to the same school
Go to the same restaurant
Go to the same bathrooms
Go to the same stores
Drink from the same drinking fountains
Sit together on the bus
Bus #2857
• December 1st, 1955: Rosa Parks refused to give up her
seat on the bus to a white man
• The bus driver called the police and Rosa was
• African Americans in the city where Rosa Parks lived
decided to boycott the bus system
• On December 20th, 1956: The Supreme Court decided
that Alabama’s segregation laws were unfair and
that all people had to be treated the same
Bus #2857
Roy Summerford bought bus #2857 in 1971, just after Civil Rights Movement
Bus #2857 (Restored)
Bus #2857 was restored and can be seen at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit
Rosa Parks Legacy
• Rosa received thousands of letters thanking her
for what she did
• Streets, schools, and libraries are named after her
• In Utah, 200 East downtown between South Temple
and 600 South is named Rosa Parks Boulevard
Rosa Parks Legacy
• 1996: Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Rosa Parks Legacy
• 1999: Receives the Congressional Gold Medal

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