Rosa Parks Essay

818 Words Oct 5th, 2011 4 Pages
Rosa Parks the importance of them becoming invoved in the movement
* was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement" * Parks' act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation * On December 1, 1955, forty-three year old Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery, Alabama city bus after finishing work as a tailor's assistant at the Montgomery Fair department store. The bus became crowded and Rosa was ordered by the bus driver to give up her seat to a white passenger. Rosa Parks remained in her seat. The bus driver again
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Furthermorea black person was not allowed to even sit in the aisle across from a white person * The following events of the Montgomery boycott that Mrs. Rosa Parks initiated unknowingly lead to freedom and equality for all, as well as ended the segregation being in 1956. * Events in Rosa’s life that encouraged her to stand her ground began when she was small. She said,”Back in Montgomery during my growing up there, it was completely legally enforced racial segregation, and of course, I struggled against it for a long time. I felt that it was not right to be deprived of freedom when we were living in the Home of the Brave and Land of the Free.” * I don't remember feeling that anger, but I did feel determined to take this as an opportunity to let it be known that I did not want to be treated in that manner and that people have endured it far too long. However, I did not have at the moment of my arrest any idea of how the people would react. * Although I broke the law, it was for a good cause. I stood up for the rights of African Americans by not giving up my seat on the bus for a white person. She knew that she would be arrested, yet she decided that she would try to make a change.

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