Analysis Of Rosa Parks Committed The Most Recognized Act Of Civil Disobedience

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In 1955, Rosa Parks committed the most recognized act of civil disobedience in American history. She directly went against the law to pave a path of justice for her people, by refusing to give up her seat on a bus, and dealt with the consequence of her actions. This idea of civil disobedience came directly from transcendentalism. Many times, transcendentalists looked to find a higher power than society and tradition, to seek a higher truth. Civil Disobedience did the same by transcending a law to seek the higher power of justice. Today, not many would argue that reasons for civil disobedience exist. Times have evolved and laws reformed and revoked. However, room for reform is still present, perhaps somewhere people would not expect; in the laws of society. In the United States, women breastfeeding publically are breaking a law of society. They feel injustice every day as society frowns upon their choice to do what is best for their child. They constantly deal with the consequences when society makes rude comments toward them and their decision. For these reasons, public breastfeeding deserves Thoreau’s transcendental term of civil disobedience.
Transcendentalism, the roots of civil disobedience, started when scholars established a group in New England in 1836. Originally, they called themselves the Hedge Club. While people considered them rather disreputable in their time, today, scholars consider them some of the most renowned writers. Later on, the name, the Transcendental…

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