Dear Mrs. Parks by Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks, the woman who changed the course of history when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on an Alabama bus, responds to the real letters of young correspondents, challenging them to become a force for positive social change.
 

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Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She attended the Montgomery Industrial School, which emphasized domestic sciences such as cooking, sewing, and caring for the sick. She married Raymond Parks in 1932 and was one of the first women to join the Montgomery branch of the NAACP in 1943. On December 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man and was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance. Her actions inspired 50,000 blacks in Montgomery to boycott the city buses for a year until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the segregated busing policy was unconstitutional. She moved to Detroit, Michigan with her husband in 1957 and served as a secretary/ receptionist for U.S. Representative John Conyers from 1965 to 1988. She founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development, which sponsors an annual summer bus trip around the country for teenagers to learn the history of their country and the civil rights movement. She received numerous awards during her lifetime including the NAACP's Springarn Medal in 1979, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1999. She died on October 24, 2005 at the age of 92.
 
Published September 1, 1997 by Perfection Learning. 111 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A series of letters from children to the elderly civil rights leader along with her responses, subtitled ``A Dialogue with Today's Youth'' and organized by topic, such as ``Courage and Hope,'' ``Living with God,'' etc.

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Parks, best known for her act of civil disobedience that launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, here shares her responses to children's letters. As Reed, founder of the Parks Legacy, observes in

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Parks, best known for her act of civil disobedience that launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, here shares her responses to children's letters.

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