ROSA PARKS : "TIRED OF GIVING
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow,
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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.
Parks, Rosa, 1913-
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