Essay about End of Segregation
Christine E. Parthree
Prof. Joshua Ozymy
February 19, 2012
African Americans have helped to end segregation, discrimination, and isolation to bring forth equality and civil rights by producing strong outstanding citizens like Roas Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While segregation and isolation have completely ended for the African American people, discrimination is still around today.
Rosa Parks was an outstanding woman. She spent all day working and had to ride the bus home. When a white man entered the bus and wanted to sit down, in the front, Ms Parks was told to move, she refused. This led to trouble. Ms Parks was arrested and the boycotts began. Ms Parks should not have had to move …show more content…
During this boycott, African Americans started to use other means of transportation. This caused a loss of money to the bus owners, as African Americans were their main riders. Not only were the bus owners suffering, stores were suffering because African Americans could not get to the stores to purchase Christmas gifts. They were spending less money supporting the community because of this boycott. (Bowles, 2011) Everyone in the white community was suffering because of the boycotting. They were beginning to realize how much they depended upon the African Americans to support and help them.
Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. was not only helping his city and his fellow African Americans there, but he began the movement in other cities as well. He was creating change for the African American community. Dr. King was willing to sacrifice himself for this civil rights movement he believed in it so much! King found a bomb on his front porch. King responded with his poetic and deeply felt conviction: "I'm not