Essay Exam 3

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Throughout American History, numerous events have occurred and made an incredible impact on the country, making it extremely different than what it was before. These particular events are called watersheds. The watershed event of the years 1932 to 1960 was the Montgomery Bus Boycott because African Americans were not treated equally previous to this movement and it was a substantial step towards equality for African Americans.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks sat in the front of the bus, which African Americans were not allowed to at this time, and would not give up her seat for a Caucasian man. Parks stated, “I was not tired physically….I was not old….I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in” (Roark, 767). Parks basically stated that she was weary of not taking a stand for herself and other African Americans. Before the Montgomery Bus Boycott, African Americans were overwhelmed with racial discrimination. To give a few examples, African Americans were not capable of sitting in the front of the bus since they were viewed as inferior to Caucasians. Also,...
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