Rosa Parks and Julia Butterfly Hill: Activists Who Made a Difference

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Rosa Parks

  • On January 15, 1955, she was arrested because she did not give up her seat on the bus for a white passenger.
  • At 19, she married Raymond Parks, a frisör, and worked at NAACP.
  • Rosa worked as a secretary at NAACP and part-time as a seamstress.
  • On December 5, 1955, the bus boycott began with Martin Luther King Jr. as the leader.
  • The bus boycott led to the lifting of segregation in buses and trains.
  • Due to threats, Rosa and her husband moved to Detroit.
  • She died on October 24, 2005.

Julia Butterfly Hill

  • She is an environmental activist.
  • From December 14, 1997, she lived on a tree named Luna for 738 days.
  • She demonstrated against deforestation.
  • In 1999, an agreement was reached with the company that wanted to cut down the trees in the forest.
  • They collected $50,000, which went to the tree company and saved 12,000 m² of trees.
  • In 1999, she founded the Circle of Life Foundation.
  • She wrote a book about her 738 days on the tree.


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