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Saturday, 23 February 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : ROSA PARKS A BLACK GENIUS : NO FEAR, SHE TOOK A STAND !!!!!!

Rosa Parks was born on February 4th 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama, her refusal to surrender her seat to white passenger on a Montgomery Alabama bus sponsored a city wide boycott. The city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on the public buses. Rosa Parks childhood brought her early experiences with racial discrimination and activism for racial equality. After her parents separated, Rosa mother moved the family to Pine Level Alabama o racial to live with her parents. Rosa and Sylvester Edwards both former slaves and strong advocates for racial equality, the family lived on the Edwards farms where Rosa would spend her youth. In one experience, Rosa's grandfather stood in front of there house with a shot gun while the Ku Klux Klan members marched down the street.






























Taught to read and write by her mother at a young age, Rosa went on to attend a segregated one-room school in Pine Level Alabama that often lacked adequate school supplies such as desk. African American were forced to walk to the 1st - through 6th grade school house, while the city of Pine Level provided bus transportation as well as a new school building for white student. Right through Rosa's education she attended segregated schools in Montgomery. Rosa's education was cut short when her Grandmother and mother became ill and Rosa returned home to help out and never returned to college, she go a job in a shirt factory.