Rosa Parks



Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks
Extrait du Collège Henri Matisse
Rosa Parks
- Matières - Langues vivantes - ANGLAIS - CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE USA -
Date de mise en ligne : vendredi 25 juin 2010
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Rosa Parks
On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus. It was forbidden
because black people had to relinquish their seat to white people when the bus was full. Consequently, she was
arrested. All black people decided to boycott the Montgomery bus system. It lasted 381 days.
Rosa Parks was a secretary. She was involved in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. King was the leader of the boycott. He insisted on nonviolence. He used the
expression « We must use the weapon of love ». The ultimate consequence of the boycott was : the Supreme Court
banned segregation on public transportation. The boycott ended over a year after it had begun.
Rosa Parks was called « Mother of the civil right movement ».
She died on October 24th, 2005.
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Vocabulary :
Relinquish : Renoncer
Last : Durer
Involved : Impliqué(e)
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Ban : Interdire
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