Klan members would parade up and down the streets in front of Rosa's home.
They never attacked her family, but she felt the violence of white supremacy at a very young age (Brinkley 25).
Rosa was born on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Every since she was a little girl, her mother knew that God had a special purpose for her.
Rosa moved to Montgomery, Alabama at the age of eleven and her mom enrolled her at Montgomery Industrial school for girls.
All of the teachers at this school were white, while the student body of two hundred and thirty to three hundred were entirely black.
Some of the public buses between Tuskegee and Montgomery refused to let "colored people" inside.
African Americans had to sit on top of the luggage no matter what the weather was like.
African Americans throughout the south started organizing pro integration protest rallies which promoted bringing together whites and blacks in society, but these rallies had no effect on society (Brinkley 32).
The Jim Crow trolley demanded blacks enter in the back of the trolley and they had to stay there.