Essay about how important were the actions of Roas Parks?
Rosa Parks was a black American who it has been said, started the black civil rights movement. Rosa Parks was fro Montgomery, and in Montgomery they had a local low that black people were only allowed to sit in a few seats on the public buses and if a white person wanted their set, they would have to give it up. On one bus journey Parks was asked to move for a white person, she refused and the police were call and she was arrested and convicted of breaking the bus laws.
The black people of Montgomery decided that the best way to show their anger at what …show more content…
Rosa Parks’s case was very important for all black Americans as it acted like a test case showing them that if Parks was able to make a difference then maybe they would be able to make a difference as well. I also showed the black people that they also had rights, and they shouldn’t just accept the law forcing them to be classed as lower, second-class citizens. It gave the black people of America the feeling that they have a chance to change the laws and improve their lives for the better. It also showed people that they didn’t have to use violence to get their point across. They could use other non-violent methods such as sit-ins, a point which Martin Luther King believed greatly in. This started a chain reaction of civil rights campaigns all across the south east of America. One example of this would be the 1963 march, where Martin Luther King and over 200,000 black and 50,000 white people marched to Washington with the intention of pressuring President Kennedy into introducing the Civil Rights Bill, this is also when Martin Luther King gave his ‘I have a dream’ speech. Another example of civil rights campaigns would be the sit-ins in restaurants, libraries