Rosa Parks
This resource contains a fully editable, 65 slide PowerPoint presentation on the life of Rosa Parks, the famous civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat to a white person on the Montgomery bus. This was the catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott and subsequent civil rights campaigns that eventually led to major civil rights reforms for African -Americans in the United States.

It is an ideal resource for Black History Month (African-American Month) that falls in October in the UK (February in the USA) and for Women's History Month and International Women's Day.

This resource will help students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development by learning about the history and heritage of communities and the lives of those that overcame the challenges they faced.

The PowerPoint makes reference to:

- Her parents and family
- Her schooling and education
- Her refusal to give up her seat to a white person on the Montgomery bus
- Her arrest and its significance on civil rights movement/legislation
- Her civil rights activities
- Her awards and tributes

The PowerPoint contains hyperlinks to Rosa receiving the Congressional Medal from President Clinton, a short video on her life and achievements.

A simpler text version, more suitable for younger pupils / SEN students is also available:

Rosa Parks Simple Text Presentation

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Created: Sep 28, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2020


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