Because of segregation blacks and whites couldn't share the same schools, banks, or any other facilities. And when they did, blacks had to sit in the back. For instance, blacks and whites could share a movie theatre, but blacks had to sit in the balcony. Whites treated blacks with no respect. Especially white children.
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. She knew that she would be arrested, yet she decided that she would try to make a change. Although her arrest would seem like she lost her battle, what followed would be her victory. Rosa Parks's stand was so significant that she is called the mother of the civil rights movement (National Women's Hall of Fame1). Her arrest served as a catalyst for a massive boycott for public busses.
Rosa had respect for herself, and knew the difference between right and wrong. The way her race was being treated was wrong, and she knew something needed to be done. And if no one else was going to make a stand, by simply not standing at all, then it was going to be her. Works Cited Huso, Deborah. “Sitting down to take a stand: Rosa Parks’ actions advanced the fight for civil rights.” Success Sept. 2011: 82+.
Over 40,000 African Americans participated in the one-day boycott. They then decided to make the boycott longer. (Wexler pg). In summary, The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a successful and important part in the history of the United States. Civil rights are supposed to be for all people in the U.S. and this helped move along the fight for rights.
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.
And today, she takes her rightful place among those who shaped this nation’s course." Rosa Parks helped shape society into what it is today. Not all racism is gone but she made a huge impact, and tried her best to for equal rights to the oppressed. She gave so much in order for blacks to have a little bit of freedom. It took quite a while to make an impact but it had to start somewhere, and that somewhere was in the heart of Rosa Parks, it was on that bus when she decided she had had enough, it was in all the Negros that joined in a gave their lives for equality and civil rights.
Most of her life was greatly influenced by Jim Crow laws in the south which segregated white and black people in almost every part of their daily lives. When she attended school, there would be busing for the white children to their school, but she would have to walk to a school because of the color of her skin. After finishing at the montgomery industrial school, Rosa went on to continue her education at Alabama State teachers college (Hull). Rosa then married Raymond Parks were they both shared very similar views when it came to civil rights. Then they joined their local organization NAACP and helped to improve the movement and keep segregation Salah 2 down, James Haskins is an award winning author with over a hundred books ... ... middle of paper ... ...inist.
Washington Territory and Washington State were too long dominated by the Ku Klux Klan. We need active human rights advocates today to ensure dignity for all people. Shawn Landden [& Chris Bowen]’s biography of Rosa Parks is recommended reading for all who aspire to a successful democracy today. Introduction Many people know Rosa Parks. She was an important part of the Civil Rights Movement; she was arrested for not giving up her seat on a public bus to a white man when he wanted it.
Rosa was a great symbol of the civil rights movement. She was a very respected woman, but some people still didn't like what she was doing. Rosa never let the disapproval of other get to her and kept fighting for what she wanted. She affected the society we live in today. Without the protests by Parks, which brought attention to segregation on buses, blacks might not have accomplished the desegregation on the buses.
But I didn’t move”, this is how it all started (Parks pg. 1). Rosa Parks was a hero because she made change in the civil-rights movement, compelled to end segregation. Rosa Parks was an African-American women who was tired of being treated differently just because of her skin color. She was a very kind woman who fought against all the laws and segregation.