Rosa Parks Presentation

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Rosa Parks
What She Did to Change the World
Objectives
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
movement
Timeline
Civil War
1861-1865
Emancipation
Proclamation
1863
Rosa Parks Born
Rosa Parks and the
Civil Rights Movement
Rosa Parks Dies
October 2005
February 1913
Civil Rights
Movement
1955
Rosa Parks
Background
• 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):
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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
arrested
• 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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