As part of Black History Month, we have been looking at the story of the incredible Rosa Parks.
On the 1st December, 1955, Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. She was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere. Rosa Parks is called the Mother of the modern-day Civil Rights Movement Further details and activities for children can be found at http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibdrosa.htm
The children have also undertaken some group work, researching one of the following: Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, Laurie Cunningham, Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, Martin Luther King Jr, Dotun Adebayo, Mary Seacole or Will Smith; all people who have (in their own way) worked hard to make a difference in the fight for equality.