She was weary of the discrimination she faced due to the Jim Crow laws, which were laws were intended to prohibit "black[Americans] from mixing with white [Americans]" ("Jim Crow Laws"1). Also, due to the Jim Crow laws, blacks were required to give their seats to white passengers if there were no more empty seats. This is exactly what happened on December 1, 1955. On her way home from work, Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white man and was shortly arrested (National Women's Hall of Fame1). Even though she knew what the consequences were for refusing to leave her seat, she decided to take a stand against a wrong that was the norm in society.
If they refused to give up their seat the bus driver would flag a cop and have them arrested. Basically the coloreds who lived in Alabama were not treated very equally on the bus. Due to the many colored people who were being arrested for standing up for their rights it created fear in the rest of them. The more fear that was created in them the less the people said NO. Every once in a while someone would be brave enough to say no to a white person which resulted in arresting.
Martin Luther King Jr, a African-American leader, encouraged his fellow African-American people to come together. Martin Luther King Jr. and the leaders of the local black community organize a bus boycott and had a noncooperation protest march for Parks when she was convicted of violating the segregation Jim Crow Laws, because Parks was an innocent NAACP member Montgomery started her a protest they felt that no African American should be treated any different due to the color of their skin. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was important, because it led to African Americans protesting for
The driver then threatened to have her arrested. That threat didn't frighten her. She only responded, "You may do that." Consequently, two white policemen came, and placed Rosa Parks under arrest. For half of her life, there had been laws and customs that kept African Americans segregated from the Caucasians.
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Mayella Ewell misleads the constituents of Maycomb about Tom Robinson because she knew the people would not approve of her actions of advancing on a man of different color. This event vividly explains the consequential aftermath of one race having feelings for another in the times of the Great Depression, specifically a white woman having feelings for an african american. She was afraid of what the townspeople would do to her, which was the main reason Mayella lied to the town of Maycomb. Mayella’s emotions gave away that she was lying during the trial. When Mayella was called to the stage, she said to Atticus "I got somethin' to say an' then I ain't gonna say no more.
Her reaction to Skeeter’s confession shows how people of the society hate changes in their lives. When Skeeter tries to do something out of the ordinary, people of the society try to stop her as they want their society to stay the same. To keep the society unchanged, white people restrict everyone from doing anything that is not considered normal. Stockett also uses homophobia to show how people who were different from others were oppressed by the society. Homosexuality was considered taboo in the 1960s and to keep it that way, any homosexual was treated harshly by the society (Reti).
Before Rosa Parks was arrest, Montgomery’s black leaders had been discussing about the city bus. Parks allowed the leaders to use her arrest to speak a boycott of the bus system. Martin Luther king ,Jr. then was a Baptist minister in Montgomery, then was chosen as president. For 382 days, from 12/5/1955 to 12/20/1956 thousands of blacks refused to ride the buses. The boycott ended when the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregated seating on the city’s buses unconstitutional.
Other more violent means of protest such as the efforts of Malcom X and whites protesting integration were considered less seriously and seen as a greater threat to society. Examples of King's peaceful protesting against segregation were during the 1955- 1956 Montgomery bus boycott. It begain when a 43 year old black woman, Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Dr. King was appalled when she was arrested and urged the black population of Montgomery to join together and stand up to the dehumanization of segregation. Together with local community leaders, King produced and distributed nearly 7,000 leaflets persuading blacks to completely avoid riding to buses work, town, school, or elsewhere.
However, she did not want Moody to go to college because of the fear of her daughter joining the Civil Rights Movement and getting killed. The second important woman to Moody would be Mrs. Burke, She is the white woman Moody worked for. Mrs. Burke is a fine example of racist white people, arguably the most racist, destructive, and disgusting individual. In the story, Mrs. Burke hold grudge and hatred against all African American. Although she got some respects for Moody, State by the Narrator: “You see, Essie, I wouldn’t mind Wayne going to school with you.
For example, Rosa Parks got onto the bus, and took a seat in the “whites only” section, and got arrested. That shouldn’t matter; people should be able to sit on a bus wherever they choose and not be looked at, judged and made fun off. The brown vs. the board of education has fixed many things in life about different races such as schools. It isn’t fair for children and adults to be separated by the color of there skin. The brown vs. board of education e...