# Rosa Parks' Early Life and Childhood # Early Years. On February 4, , Rosa Louise McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama to parents James McCauley and Leona Edwards. Her father was employed as a carpenter and her mother as a teacher. In her younger years she was sick much of the time, and as a result, was a small child. Apr 08, · Rosa Parks grew up on her grandparents' farm, which influenced a number of her hobbies and interests. She did not attend school until she was 11 years old. Because of Jim Crow laws, she had to walk to school and could not take the bus.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an American civil rights activist, often referred to as the ‘mother of the freedom movement’ and ‘the first lady of civil rights.’ She was an African-American civil rights activist who ignited the ‘Civil Rights Movement’ by taking a brave step that . Mar 11, · In March , nine months before Rosa Parks defied segregation laws by refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, .
Young Life is made up of people like you - who know that life was meant to be fully lived. If you're in middle school, high school or college, there's a seat at the table here for you. And if you're an adult who cares about kids, there are tons of ways to get involved. We promise three things: you'll have outrageous fun, you'll always belong. Born Rosa Louise McCauley, February 4, , in Tuskegee, AL; died of natural causes, October 24, , in Detroit, MI. Civil rights activist. Rosa Parks was best known for her act of civil disobedience in December of when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to white man in Montgomery, Alabama.
Ms. Rosa Parks as an adult. Rosa Parks grew up to be a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Rosa Parks was born February 4, , in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her parents split up when she was a young girl and her mother moved the family to Pine Level, Alabama to live with Rosa's grandparents. This is where Rosa began to hear about racial equality and activism. As former slaves, her grandparents were strong advocates of racial equality.
Rosa Parks sees the energy of young people as a real force for change. It is among her most treasured themes of human priorities as she speaks to young people of all ages at schools, colleges, and national organizations around the world. Rosa loved to learn and studied hard at high school. But, sadly, she had to leave school at 16 to care for her dying grandmother and, shortly after, her very sick mother. When she was 19 years old, Rosa married a barber called Raymond Parks, who encouraged her to return to high school to earn her diploma (an education certificate).