A Hero's Legacy

Gray, Madison J.
November 2005
Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6;11/21/2005, Vol. 74 Issue 9, p4
This article reports on the civil rights legacy made by Rosa Parks in the U.S. In the South, black people were not permitted to attend the same schools, sit in the same bus seats, or eat at the same restaurants as white people. It took brave people like Parks to find a way to defeat legalized segregation in the U.S. This year marks the 50th anniversary of her heroic stand against injustice. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. She was arrested. Parks and other African-Americans brought their cases to court. In 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that laws keeping black and white people separate on buses were unconstitutional. INSETS: NEW ERA;Back to YOU.


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