Monday, June 30, 2014

Who Was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Who Was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough, 106 pages

This was a fascinating account of Rosa Parks life.  Many of the facts in this book I was not aware of.  For instance, in Montgomery Alabama in the 1940s, there were fifty-thousand African Americans but only thirty-one of them were registered to vote. Rosa fought hard for her right to vote.  She had to take a test only given to black people and in Alabama, you had to pay a poll tax of $1.50 a year to vote which was alot back then. Rosa was a heroine.  By refusing to give up her bus seat, she played an important part in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

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