Year 3 Black History Month October 2014

Year 3 have been learning about Rosa Parks. They acted out the story in assembly and told us about her life:

Rosa Parks was born on February 4th 1913. Rosa Parks became known as the mother of the civil rights movement. She was a member of many Civil Rights groups. (Josh)

In December 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the public bus to a white passenger. Her refusal to give up her seat played a big part in the Civil Rights movement of that time. Rosa Parks was on the bus on her way home from work. She was arrested for not giving up her seat. People protested her arrest. (Ellie)

On December 8th Rosa was found guilty. She had to pay $10 plus a court fee of $4. An estimated 40,000 African American took part in a boycott and stopped using the public buses but shared cars or walked so the buses were losing money. Rosa and her father lost their jobs during the boycott. The boycott lasted for 318 days. The Court ruled the buses could no longer be segregated. (Oliver)

In 1992 Rosa Parks published a book about her life called “My Story”. In 1995 she published her memoirs called “Quiet Strength”. In 1996 she received the Medal of Freedom and in 1999 she was one of Time Magazine’s 20 Most Influential People of the 20th Century. (Amy)

Rosa said “Stand up for what’s right” (Maisie)

Rosa said “I want the world to be a better place” (Layla)

Year 4 Black History