This is our winning entry for our Trailblazer Competition
Well done to 5 year-old Amelia who drew this picture of Rosa Parks and wrote the caption “This is my Seat”
Understanding the importance of equality at such a young age is so inspiring!
Rosa Parks (04.02.1913 – 24.10.2005) was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa defied Alabama segregation laws when she rejected a bus driver's order to vacate a row of four seats in the "coloured" section in favour of a white passenger, once the "white" section was filled.
Rosa helped inspire the black community to boycott the Montgomery buses for over a year, until in 1956, it was ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The United States Congress has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
We look forward to seeing Amelia’s entry for our competition launched on Saturday so she can have an opportunity to win a free place at our 1st face-to-face session this Summer. All you have to do is sen or upload your drawing/ colouring/ painting of a palm tree which we started in Saturday’s session adding #medwaycultureclub and tag @medwayculture
The winner will be announced in our next session on Saturday 8th May, which is availabile to book now on our website - Link in bio.
We hope you enjoy your copy of @glaucomaandme and we look forward to seeing you and your amazing hair again then Amelia.