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Schraff, Anne E.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, 2005.
ISBN 0766024636
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Rosa Parks was the mother of the civil rights movement.  Living in Alabama during the mid-1900s, Parks grew tired of seeing African Americans being treated poorly.  She had tried to use her voice at the ballot box but was turned away and not allowed to vote.  So she became involved with the National Association of Colored People who were trying to secure rights for the blacks in the south.  One day Parks was tired and just wanted to go home.  She took a seat on a bus and tried to relax.  When a few whites were picked up along the route, Parks was told to give up her seat to a white man.  Tired and fed up, Parks refused and was arrested.  This was the beginning of a long but successful battle for equal rights in the South.
SUBJECTS:     Parks, Rosa, 1913-
                        African American women -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography.
                        African Americans -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography.
                        Civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery.
                        African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century.
                        Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century.
                        Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations.
                        Montgomery (Ala.)


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