"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality" (John Lennon)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A brave woman: Rosa Parks

Even this year we have started talking about people who fought for human and civil rights. Some days ago we spoke about Rosa Parks, a brave woman who contributed to change the conditions of black people in the U.S.A. We also read that one day, when she was going back home after a day of work, she sat in a bus and refused to leave her seat when the bus driver asked her to do so to make room for a white passenger.

She continued fighting to achieve the same civil rights white people had and at last, together with a lot of other people this was possible.

"At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in" (Rosa Parks).

Rosa Parks was not alone and a lot of other people, men and women, joined her to fight for freedom.

There is a very nice movie that describes that time and let us know how life for black people was in the U.S.A. in the 1950s and 1960s. The film is "The help". If you have the chance watch it because it is really nice.

Here you can find an interview to Rosa Parks: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/par0int-1 
and if you click on the following link you find more info on her life: http://www.biography.com/people/rosa-parks-9433715

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