Fought for Civil Rights
In 1955, city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, were segregated. Blacks had to sit in a separate section of the bus and give up their seat if a white person wanted it. One day, Rosa Parks refused to move because she was tired of being treated as a second-class citizen. “How I Fought for Civil Rights,” shares her story and how she inspired a generation to fight for civil rights. Plus, reading and writing activities help students understand the importance of every individual citizen in a democracy.