I Am Rosa Parks
Introduce young readers an inspiring figure in American history with this illustrated Rosa Parks biography for kids.
When Rosa Parks was born, the rules weren't fair to African Americans. She had to attend a different school, drink from different water fountains, and sit at the back of the bus, all because of the color of her skin. One day, Rosa dared to stand up for herself and other African Americans by refusing to give up her seat on the bus, and as a result she helped end public bus segregation and launch the country's Civil Rights Movement.
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Growing up, Rosa Parks attended a one-room school house.
Rosa's grandfather, Sylvester Edwards, was one of the slaves set free in Alabama in accordance with the 13th Amendment in the US Constitution.
Rosa was secretary of the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP.
She received the Spingarn Medal, the NAACP's highest honor, and in 1999, Rosa received the Congressional Gold Medal.