The stories of Rosa Parks, Candy Lightner, J.K. Rowling and Frank Willis are inspiring stories about everyday people. Rosa Parks is well-known for refusing to give her seat on a public bus to a white person after a long day of work. This act caused her to be arrested for civil disobedience.Continue Reading
The Montgomery Bus Boycott followed Parks' arrest. The act of an everyday African American woman refusing to move for a white person to take her seat on a public bus is considered a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement.
Candy Lightner was a mother who lost her daughter to a car accident with a drunk driver who had a record of repeat DWI infractions. She founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, due to her experience. The MADD organization is known for fighting for stronger laws and punishments for drunk drivers.
J.K. Rowling was a mother who found herself struggling financially after a divorce. She wrote the first of the "Harry Potter" series in hopes of creating a better life for her children. She is now one of the most well-known authors in the world.
Frank Willis was a security guard at the Watergate building. He reported tape being repeatedly placed on the lock of the basement to the police. The controversy of the Watergate break-in and cover-up caused President Nixon to resign.Learn more about Non-fiction