Rosa Parks was a African American woman who sat in the front of the bus after a long hard day at work. As she traveled on the bus back home, a Caucasian male approached and asked her to get up from her seat to go to the back of the bus because he wanted to sit there. Instead of avoiding the trouble and just going to the back of the bus, she decided to stay where she was . Due to the time period, because of her not giving her seat up to the gentlemen, she was arrested and charged with civil disobedience. After her arrest was made a boycott would ensue
...disfunctional, and influential role in the Civil Rights era, even though they weren’t as smart about their decisions and couldn’t get over the affects of how White Americans treated African Americans and how white Policeman treated innocent African Americans, so they resulted in violence, which probably wasn’t the best idea. The Panthers were in alot of criminal activity but this was to show the “Pigs” that they weren’t scared of them, and that they could do the same thing they was doing, which was threatening innocent people,harming innocent people, and destroying innocent things just like they could do. The Black Panthers role was a very important role in the Civil Rights movement, even though they put a block on what African Americans could’ve achieved without the violence and criminal activity, they still made a stance because that’s what they were there for.
They based themselves off their Ten Point Program, which was basically their own Bill of Rights. The Ten Point Program said that they wanted freedom and power, equal employment opportunities, repayment of the land capitalism robbed them of, better housing and education, free healthcare, end of police brutality and wars f aggression, re-trial for all black inmates, and they wanted the same opportunities to the rights stated in the Bill of Rights as white people. Although many of their goals stated in the Ten Points Program is similar to those of their predecessors and the opinions of King and Kennedy and others, the way they approached the reaching of these goals was quite different and went completely against the common public opinion. Not only were they civil rights fighters going up against a lot of the public, but they felt it should be done in a manner in which violence was acceptable and even necessary, which was a complete 180 from the social expectation. The Black Panthers felt that the only way to stop the huge amount of police brutality was to fight back with brutality of their own. In “The Black Panther” (Volume II no.5), a newspaper published by the Party as a way of spreading their message, Frank B. Jones writes that “Force is an effective means of resisting violent people” (2). They stuck to their word and on countless occasions used this philosophy against
The African American civil rights movement was a long journey for African American nationwide. The success involved many people, hardships and time in order to advance the African American community in America. The purpose of the movement was to achieve their rights, cease discrimination, and racial segregation.
The Black Panther Party was formed on October of 1966 in Oakland, California by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. The Panthers had a very important part in the Civil Rights Movement. The Black Panthers favored aggressive, violent self defense of minority communities against the U.S government. The Panthers saw that Martin Luther King’s non-violence was not successful. The party fought to engage in a political revolution for socialism by organized and community-based programs. The party’s agenda was to promote political equality across gender and color. They were active in the United States from 1966 until 1982. The Black Panther Party would patrol black neighborhoods to keep track of police activities and protect the residents from police brutality.
The Civil Rights Movement of the 50's and 60's was arguably one of the most formative and influential periods in American history. Hundreds of thousands of civil rights activists utilized non violent resistance and civil disobedience to revolt against racial segregation and discrimination. The Civil Rights Movement began in the southern states but quickly rose to national prominence. It is of popular belief that the civil rights movement was organized by small groups of people, with notable leaders like—Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and even John F. Kennedy—driving the ship. That is partly correct. The Civil Rights Movement, in its truest form, was hundreds of thousands of people organizing events and protests, working together to ensure that every American—whether black, white, brown and anything in between—had the right to a prosperous and harmonious life.
The Black Panthers wanted to be apart of a society of Revolutionary Freedom with the ability to fight for the oppressed to gain equal rights and to end police brutality. The Panthers were a dominant organization because of its support from the black community. The whites in the North were endangered and alienated by the Black Panthers’ radicalism and readiness to use violence. In 1968 and 1969, The Panthers’ were perceived as a threat to the federal government whom effectively disband the organization by creating ways to stop them. Huey P. Newton said, “Black people must control the destiny of their community. Because Black people desire to determine their own destiny, they are constantly inflicted with brutality from the oc...
Rosa Parks was an African American who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white men. She was bailed out of jail by president, Edgar Nixon, of the NAACP. After hearing about what occurred to Rosa Parks, the black community formed a boycott of Montgomery’s bus system. “Calling themselves the Montgomery Improvement Association, they chose a young minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., to lead the struggle f...
They cared about the poor and wanted better for the black community. They gave back to neighborhoods by feeding families in need. They also started a breakfast program for inner city kids that were going to school with no food in their stomach. Black panthers were fatherly and motherly figures to many African Americans. They led as phenomenal role models for the children, inspiring them to strive for more. They wanted nothing but the best for the children and others in the community. They stood with pride and courage walking around the neighborhood with guns for protection. They only carried weapons to protect themselves from the ignorance of the Caucasians. They even held peaceful protests to calmly fight for the rights of their people.
Rosa Parks was an African American woman who was brave enough to stand up to the whites. Even though she went to jail for what she did, she believes she did the right thing. What Rosa had done on the bus started boycotts and created more and more activists. People wonder if Rosa Parks was raised to stand up for herself or if she was supposed to stay quiet. Looking at Rosa’s life and what happened on the bus and beyond, it can be concluded that she was taught to take pride in her race.
The Montgomery bus boycott was caused when Rosa Parks, an African American woman on December 1, 1955 refused to obey the bus driver James Blake’s that demanded that she give up her seat to a white man. Because she refused, police came and arrested her. During her arrest and trial for this act of civil disobedience, it triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation in history. Her role in American history earned her an iconic status in American culture, and her actions have left an enduring legacy for civil rights movements around the world. Soon after her arrest, Martin Luther King Jr. led a boycott against the public transportation system because it was unfair. This launched Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the organizers of the
The theme of the literature was to clearly state what was requested by them and there people. The Black Panthers wanted the opportunity to determine the destiny of themselves which they believed shall make them free. The Black Panthers Platform was created to clearly state what black community’s wanted to see change and to show the issues of racism and police brutality. The military wants to draft African American men to fight and to risk their lives for a country that does not even want to fight for them at home. The Black community will not stop revolting against the system until they get what they want, dogs, fire hoses, and policemen cannot stop the spirit of what is deserved. Never stopped believing in their objectives, clearly stated what they wanted, and what they deserved. “We believe that Black people should not be forced to fight in the military service to defend a racist government that does not protect us,” (Bloom ...
“I refuse!” Rosa Parks was an African American lady who did not move to the back of the bus. She wanted to be treated like a human being. Rosa Parks, who was 42 years old at the time, wanted to make a difference in blacks. She refused to move to the back of the bus, and then started the Montgomery Bus Boycott with Martin Luther King Jr. Eventually, Rosa was a member of the NAACP and acted as a leader to stop segregation in the South.
Rosa Parks is famous for a lot of things. But, she is best known for her civil rights action. This happen in December 1,1955 Montgomery, Alabama bus system. She refused to give up her sit to a white passenger on the bus. She was arrested for violating a law that whites and blacks sit in separate sit in separate rows.
The Black Panther Party has politically impacted life for the black African American community overall, using their civil liberties and voice to stand up and protect their own people from police brutality is what started the Black Panther Party. The Majority of Blacks were impoverished, they lived in poor neighborhoods with increased crime and violence. Neither the government or any organizations did anything to help the African American people, many just did not care about how Africans Americans were being degraded and mistreated. They decided to change their community, take charge and fight back. The organization was created to try to gain and control their political power, and stop police brutality. The Black Panther Party made blacks more progressive in trying to be more equal and more willing to fight for justice. Their self-determination to come together and stand up for themselves, as one was a stepping-stone for blacks to fight for themselves and the good of their people, also to make sure blacks could be treated equal both socially and politically in society.