Rosa Parks Made a Difference!
Today’s story is about a true hero of the American civil rights movement: Rosa Parks. She became famous for a bus ride she took in 1955. Today, her statue stands in the United States Capitol.
Once, somebody asked Rosa Parks how she did it. She answered, “I don’t waste too much time thinking about my problems. I just look around to see what I can do, and then I do it.”
Rosa Parks made her world a better place, and you can make your world better, too. So, the next time something bad happens, don’t give up. Instead, get busy looking for a way to make things better. If you do, you’ll take a back seat to nobody.
Don’t Give Up!
“We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.”
“Get a good idea and work at it until it’s done and done right.”
“Be like a postage stamp: stick to one thing till you get there.”
It’s a Fact: The capital of Alabama is Montgomery. It’s also the city where Rosa Parks made her famous bus ride.
It’s a Fact: The biggest city in Alabama is Birmingham.
It’s a Fact: The abbreviation for Alabama is AL.
It’s a Fact: Huntsville, Alabama is called “Rocket City” because they design and build rockets there.
It’s a Fact: There’s also a space museum and a space camp in Huntsville.
Fun Fact: The third President of the United States was Thomas Jefferson.
Fun Fact: The biggest ocean in the world is the Pacific Ocean.
Fun Fact: The biggest river in America is the Mississippi.
Fun Fact: The tallest mountain in the world is called Mount Everest.
Fun Fact: In the story Caboose on the Loose, the Ryders take their train to Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is the biggest city in Georgia, and its airport is the busiest airport in the world!