October marked the start of black history month and our children have been learning about inspiring black people who have made a difference in history. Rosa Parks is one of the famous women the children have been inspired by. Here are some quick facts about Rosa Parks.
Born February 4, 1913, she died in October 24, 2005. Rosa Parks was an American civil rights leader whose refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her bravery led to nationwide efforts to end racial segregation.
After her famous act, Parks lost her job and endured death threats for years to come. Cutty Sark class did an amazing class assembly teaching the rest of KS2 about momentous characters in history. Well done.
Colleen and Galiema both lived through apartheid in South African and the children are fascinated when they recount tales of the segregation the experienced.