Rosa Parks Speech

810 Words4 Pages
Rosa Parks By Ciara Risen Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was a civil rights activist from 1943 (when she joined NAACP - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) until black people were finally treated equally by all races. She was born on Feb 04, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Rosa was one of the reasons why black people got the same rights as whites. From a young age, Parks was aware of the racism around her. This helped her fight even harder, especially when this racism lasted nearly her entire life. Through the battle of this awful racism, Parks had bravery, determination, and motivation. Even after the critical racism was over, Rosa still continued to fight for equality that everyone experiences today. Bravery Rosa Parks was very brave. On December 1, 1955 (Sanders 2006), Rosa was riding the bus home from a long day of work at Maxwell Field (a military base). Franklin D. Roosevelt, one of Rosa’s heroes, ordered the integration of the military base (created the base). But, what seemed to be a normal day for Rosa, wasn’t. When the white bus driver got to the next stop, enough…show more content…
The job that she worked at (Maxwell Field - military base) was integrated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, one of her heroes. (Sanders 2006) The president was one of the people who motivated/influenced Rosa during this time. And, what also motivated Parks was the ability to feel what it’s like to be treated the same as whites. Although, many other black people were motivated by Rosa Parks herself. During the march to Washington D.C. with Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, Rosa Parks stood alongside MLK the entire time. The journey included 250,000 people marching with the leaders. So, Rosa influenced thousands of people throughout the rough time. Eventually, all of the hard work that all black leaders did paid off. Success to them was being able to feel and be treated the same as everyone around
Open Document