Analysis: The Sitter Before Rosa

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The Sitter Before Rosa Countless people have heard the story of Rosa parks and how she refused to give her seat up to a white man, but many are not informed on Elizabeth Graham, her efforts, or her as a person. Rosa parks was a civil rights activist during the 1950s that helped shape the United States of America, especially the south. 100 before Ms. Parks, known to be the “first lady of civil rights”, there was young lady by the name of Elizabeth Graham. Elizabeth Graham was a young school teacher who fought for her right, and the rights of women and African Americans, to ride horse drawn carriages or, coaches. Her efforts were twofold, fighting the extreme battles of, gender and racial inequalities. Thus giving her the right to be recognized …show more content…
Rosa Parks’ 100 years later, and have gone somewhat unnoticed. At the time in New York shortly after the incidents happened, the newspapers were all over it, and lawsuits were filed, and new laws in the state of New York were put into place. The main focus is, why are her labors not admired in history books comparable to those succeeding her. One response could be the location of Grahams actions. Contrary to those in history books, Graham was in the northern part of the country, free of slavery but still full of segregation and discrimination. Another retort could be that her actions weren’t as widespread because of the invention of television. Parks’ actions were televised, inevitably having her efforts rapidly spread across the country and even the …show more content…
Her efforts empowered these two groups of Americans greatly, and it only makes sense for her to be respected with a college scholarship to encourage young adults to reach their utmost potential and advance the legacy of Elizabeth Graham. To keep the cost reasonable. The scholarship should be given to one student each year, preferably female or African American, that demonstrates academic skills, community involvement and economic need and also share the same values as Graham. For example, equality for all regardless of race and gender for inequalities are present in this

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