rosa parks Essay

Submitted By krisphanouvong
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December 4, 2013
8th period
Book Report

Basic Information
-“Rosa Parks”
-Mark Tyler Nobleman
-World Almanac Library
-2002

Vocabulary List
1. prospect: (n) something expected; a possibility
“James McCauley soon found that there were better work prospects in the North.” (pg.8)
2. lynching: (v) putting to death by mob action without legal sanction
“The Ku Klux Klan burned black churches and terrorized, tortured, or even killed black people often by lynching.” (pg.12)
3. activist: (n) someone advocating or engaged in activism
“In the 1950s and 1960s, scattered groups calling themselves KKK terrorized blacks and civil-rights activists, more heavily in the South.” (pg.13)
4. vigilante: (n) a member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime primarily
“Members of the KKK or other vigilantes could easily have set their house on fire or attacked them.” (pg.17)
5. overturn: (v) to reverse
“Because of the successful appeals and overturns by the U.S. Supreme Court, none of the Scottsboro boys was put to death, but five served long prison terms.” (pg.17)

Protagonist
Rosa Parks was an African American woman that lived in the 1910s. She wore large, circular glasses, had short, frizzy, black hair, was light-skinned, and had a big, beautiful smile. Rosa was very brave, courageous, and was a leader and a fighter. She was someone who had the courage to stand up for what was right without violence. Parks always did what she felt was right,…