Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegge, Alabama on
February 4,1913. Two years later in 1915 Rosa
moved to Pine Level, Alabama with her family.
They lived in Rosa?s grandparents farm where there
were cows, chickens, fruit, and nut trees. Also that
year Rosa?s brother was born, Sylvester. Her
mother Leona was a school-teacher. Her father,
James McAllen was a carpenter and a house
builder. He frequently moved around to find work.
While Rosa was growing up she hardly saw him.
During Rosa?s childhood discrimination against
African Americans was strong. Black and white people
was segregated. They were kept apart on streetcars,
trains, parks, drinking fountains, churches, hotels,
theaters, and restaurants. Even the US military was
segregated. Basically in all public places blacks were
judged by the color of their skin not by their character.
The whites had the most advantages.
One evening on December first of 1955 Rosa was
sitting in the front of the colored section of a
Montgomery bus, and the white section was filled, so
by law Rosa had to give up her seat to a white man. But
she didn?t move. The driver of the bus, James Blake
said to Rosa, ?Let them have those front seats.? She
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