Rosa Parks tells the story of her life through amazing passages in her own autobiography. Rosa was born on Feb. 4, 1913 in Tuskegee Alabama. She entered school in Pine Level in 191, where her mother taught. In 1924, she attended school in Montgomery, but leaves 4 years after to take care of her mother and grandmother. Rosa married Raymond Parks in Dec. in 1932, and encouraged her get her high school degree, which she received in 1933. Finally, in 1943, she became Secretary of the NAACP, and it wasn't until then that she met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and was inspired to go with the Civil Rights movement. She's probably most famous for what she did on that Montgomery bus; she stayed in her seat and didn't budge even when they threatened to arrest her.
Rosa has a strong character and a will to succeed. She was determined to stand up for herself, accepting the consequences. What she did on the bus displayed a power that most people don't have. Instead of giving in to what seemed was the easy way out, Rosa took the high road and stood her ground. She could have taken it easy and just moved back a seat, but she didn't budge. Segregation was a big issue back then, but many people had different opinions. It was because of Rosa that the Civil Rights Movement started, beginning with the Montgomery Bus Boycott she started.
Although her life shows her strong will, the hardest thing she must have done was stay on that bus. She willed up enough strength and courage to stand her ground. All she had to do was give up her seat to a white man; it was the law. The law said white people were above colored, which of course, isn't true. Thanks to the inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she knew what she had to do. She stayed on that bus and allowed them to arrest her. She started the Montgomery Bus Boycott because of this, which led into the Civil Rights Movement. Still, her stand on the bus was my favorite part from her autobiography.