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Rosa Parks: Part C

Making a Picture

After the students become familiar with the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Rosa Parks, ask whether they think the sculpture Rosa Parks should include more details. For example, do they think the bus should have been included? Ask why they think Rumbaugh left out such details. Then have students draw or paint their own interpretation of one event surrounding Mrs. Parks’s arrest and the subsequent bus boycott. Encourage them to eliminate unnecessary details.