Rosa Parks Life
Rosa Parks was born on February 4,1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her parents were James and Leona. Her family moved to Pine Level, Alabama where she was educated in a rural school. After she completed her education at the age of eleven, her mother put her in a school for girls. When she was older she went to Alabama State Teachers College High School.
She got married to Raymond Parks on December 18, 1932. Raymond was born in Wedowee, Alabama February 12, 1903. Raymond and Rosa worked together in the NAACP's program. When Rosa was arrested, she was making a major youth conference. Martin Luther King Jr. started a peace protest when he saw that Rosa Parks was arrested.
In the jail cell, Rosa was thirsty for water, but the water fountain was only for white people. Edgar Nixon is the head of the NAACP ( National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) he had been wanting black people to stop using the city system until the bus company had treated them equally.
So the blacks started a boycott. When Rosa was arrested, Edgar saw his chance to get blacks to stop using the bus until they were treated equally. On Monday, all of the buses were empty. Dr. Martin Luther King gave the boy cotters a speech. For the next year and one month the buses were still empty and driving the streets of Montgomery.