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On December 1st 1955, Rosa parks went through a difficult incident that stood up for freedom and racial rights in America. After a tiring day of hard work, Rosa decided to get on the bus. She sat down, and eventually the bus got full. A few minutes passed by and a white man got on the bus. Rosa Parks and several other African Americans were told to go to the back of the bus by the bus driver. But Rosa wasn’t just going to give up her spot because she wasn’t white, instead she refused to get up because she knew it was the right thing to do. Now many of us live by this quote that Rosa Parks has taught us: “you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right”Harriet tubman: Harriet Tubman was born in 1820 during slavery. Her life was very stressful because she grew up on a Plantation. She lived in A very small house with only one room with her very large family. There were thousands of slaves that lived under harsh conditions during this time.
Hundreds of slaves tried to be free to Northern United States using the Underground Railway because they wanted to be free. Everyone would try to attempt to escape there because slavery had been outlawed there. In 1849 Harriet Tubman was brave and escaped using the Underground Railway, after the trip Harriet had arrived to Pennsylvania, and she wasn’t a slave anymore! Time had passed for Harriet and it was 1950, that meant that they were allowed to be free and reunite with their owners. This was an opportunity for Harriet Tubman to take initiative and help other people and her own family come to Canada, so she decided to be involved with the Underground Railway to be a conductor. Now we live today knowing that Harriet Tubman was a true hero because she helped many slaves be free through the railway.Martin Luther King jr Martin Luther King Jr. always fought for civil and racial rights. Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15 1929.Martin Luther King jr started the Montgomery Bus Protest against racial rights after Rosa Parks was arrested after she refused to get of the bus. The protest lasted over a year and the Montgomery Bus Transit was shut down. In 1963, Martin Luther King jr helped set up the “March On Washington” March.
This march was to show how important civil rights are. Martin Luther King Jr gave a speech called I have a dream. It became one of the most famous speeches in the world. His speech encouraged many people to fight for civil rights.SalvesSlaves in canada used to be legally Allowed and Slave owning was widespread in Canada. They weren’t just being held slavery by normal people also military people and political leaders for example a prime minister. It was also considered a type of wealth so people liked having slaves. In early Canada, some slave owners held a small number of slaves, while others had more than 20. Matthew Elliott, is known to have held at least 60 enslaved Black people on his large estate in Fort Malden in Ontario. Black people resisted enslavement in different ways. Some enslaved Black people, mainly women, left their owner’s property for short periods of time without permission. This was called petit marronage. Other forms of this included pretending to be physically or mentally ill, or lying and scheming to find ways to get out of slave labour. Others made the biggest form of protest by running away.
Malcolm XMalcolm X is a man who went thru a lot in his life which means getting his house burned down and find his dad’s dead body. Malcolm X was born in Omaha Nebraska on may 1925 he went thru a lot in his life because he would get death threats from many people he had to move to a new location twice in his life he got his house burnt down found his dad’s dead body across town on the trolley tracks