Born families. The Ku Klux Klan was very involved

Born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913 to James and Leona
McCauley, Rosa’s parents were born before slavery was exiled from the United
States. They suffered a tough childhood, and after liberation, circumstances
for blacks were not much better. Rosa’s mother was a schoolteacher and her
father, a agriculturalist. Rosa’s parents separated in 1915, and her mother
moved Rosa and her younger brother to Montgomery, Alabama to live with their
grandmother. The southern states during this period of time were extremely separated.

Filled with racists; Confederate Army veterans from Tennessee established the
Ku Klux Klan, a secret society in 1866. Members of the Klan beat and slayed
several African American people. In order to hide their personality, they would
wear white robes, and white sheets over their faces with only the eyes cut out.

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They would burn crosses to frighten their victims and their families. The Ku
Klux Klan was very involved in Montgomery, where Rosa and her family were
living. Rosa’s mother was a very important role model for her and her brother.

Because their mother was a teacher, she home schooled Rosa until the age of
eleven. Rosa began to sew and to take on several seamstress jobs, and also housework


Rosa was a major part in
the end to discrimination and one of the people that changed America to the
free willed country it is today. She’s one of the reasons why racism isn’t
nearly as prominent as it was in her time period. America today is filled with
many different cultures and people, who are able to do whatever whenever they
want partially thanks to Rosa Parks. Back then buses were a major problem not
only in Montgomery Alabama, but in the rest of the Southern United States as
well. Black citizens made up 60 percent of the bus population. Buses stopped in
every white community and most black people had to walk up to a half mile to
get to a bus stop. Black people were forced