ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall.
Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., 1955 - Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
This glorious photo of Rosa Parks sitting at the front of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after the Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal in 1956.
On December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. She was arrested for not giving up that seat.
This image shows the segregation of buses in Texas and how black people were told to sit in the back of the bus. The front of the bus were only for white people. In some buses, signs were even placed to let people know where their place was to sit.
I am Rosa Parks is a fantastic new biography by Brad Meltzer. This easy to use literature companion requires no preparation and contains engaging activities that will help your students understand the life and times of Rosas Parks. It includes a growth mindset component as well as a variety of teaching standards for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade.