Essay by khylesJunior High, 7th gradeA, November 2014

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Black History month means alot to me. It's a time to celebrate all the people who fought for AfricanAmericans freedom. There were many people who fought such as Rosa Parks,Martin Luther KIng Jr.,Hartet Tutman and many more.All of these people fought for eqaul rights in many different altications. Rosa Parks fighting for her seat,Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. veus white, Harrriet Tubman and the underground railroad.

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African American civil rights activist,whom the U.S Congress called "the first lady of civil rights",and "the mother of the freedom movement." Rosa Parks refused to obey the bus driver's order and give her seat up. And because of her actions it had sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Rosa Parks eventually recieved many honors ranging from the 1979 Spingarn Medal to the Presidential Medal of freedom, the congressional Gold Medal and a posthumous statue in the United States capitol's National Statuary Hall.

Also because of her actions she became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and a personal icon of mine as well as everyone else. She and Martin Luther KIng Jr. organized many things together.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the AfricanAmerican Civil Rights Movement. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott with Rosa Park. But his most remeberable action was the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech. Dreaming of a place were everyone got alone and lived in peace and harmony. King became the youngest person to recieve the Nobel Peace Prize For his hardwork to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through lots of nonviolence means. He also was awared the Presendtial Medal of Freedom in 1997 and Congressional Gold...