With Martin Luther King’s birthday (January 15, 1929) coming up, in addition today’s Rosa Parks resources, I’ve compiled a list of MLK resources at the bottom of this Surfnetkids Almanac article “10 Facts About Martin Luther King.”
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Rosa Parks Printable(** for Premium Members only)
On December 1, 1955, African-American Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her bus seat to a white passenger. One year later, on December 20, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregated bus seating illegal. During that year, the forty-two-year-old Montgomery seamstress lead a peaceful bus boycott that became a model for other civil rights protests.
Academy of Achievement: Rosa Parks Profile
Get face-to-face with Rosa Parks in my pick-of-the-day site from the Academy of Achievement. The biography and photo gallery are both excellent, but my favorite clicks are the Parks interview (available in text, audio or video) and the Black History Month lesson plans (look in the left-hand column under Teachers.) You’ll find plenty of other heroes to browse while you are here. Look for the list of Academy of Achievement honorees that are related to Parks, and further down the sidebar you’ll see a list of the most popular.
Montgomery Bus Boycott: The Story of Rosa Parks
In the months before Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white man, several other black women had also been arrested for similar incidents. Why was it Park’s refusal that lead to the Montgomery bus boycott? Learn more about the boycott and its place in the civil rights movement in this online special published by the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper. Best click is the interactive time line (covering 1954 to 1957) with embedded video clips.
Parks Institute: Rosa Louise Parks Biography
“Mrs. Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley, February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She was the first child of James and Leona Edwards McCauley.” In 1987, Parks established The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute to carry on her work encouraging youth to “reach their highest potential.” Visit the Institute web page for her biography, a time line of her life, and to learn about the Pathways to Freedom program that teaches the history of American civil rights.
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Quote of the Week
“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education.” ~~ Charlotte Bronte ~~ (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855) British novelist, poet. Click the link to find more tolerance quotations.
Surfing the Calendar
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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Jan 15, 1929
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Ben Franklin’s Birthday Jan 17, 1706
Operation Desert Storm Begins Jan 17, 1991
Martin Luther King Day Jan 18, 2016
A. A. Milne (Author of Winnie-the-Pooh) Birthday Jan 18, 1882
No Name-Calling Week Jan 18-22, 2016
Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday Jan 19, 1809
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NASA Launches New Horizon Spacecraft Jan 19, 2006
National Popcorn Day Jan 19, 2016
President Roosevelt Approves Production of Atomic Bomb Jan 19, 1942