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“I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.” says Rosa Parks ( Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott). The African Americans Civil Rights were not fulfilled by the white people who rode the buses with them. She stood up for her rights when nobody else wanted to. Even when she was arrested she did not give up her rights as a human. When the boycott started everybody in the state of Alabama was living in segregation. No one thought that what she was doing was going to have such an impact like it did. Ever since then she was the icon for all bus boycotts.

According to the Jim Crow laws, coloreds were having to get up and move out of their bus seat. The Jim Crow laws said that all bus stations and buses had to have separate areas for the white and colored races. An example of this was when a white person got on the bus and there were no more seats in the front they would ask a colored person to get up. So whenever someone wanted their seat they were forced to get up and move. Not only was the person sitting there required to move but so did the whole entire row. 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. When someone did say no they got no backup from the coloreds who rode with them. Mostly because of the bus dr...

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... and was arrested. It helped me a lot because it told me what happened to people who disobeyed the Jim Crow laws.

"Rosa Parks Facts." Civil Rights Movement. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2013.
I learned more background information about Rosa Parks. It told me why she did what she did. It was helpful because it told me info about Rosa Parks I didn't know.

"Rosa Parks Facts." The Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013.
It tells me about the facts of Rosa Parks and gave me a good quote. It helped me with my intro to my research paper.

Stein, R. Conrad. The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Chicago: Childrens, 1993. Print.
This book told me the whole story about Rosa Parks and the people behind the Movement. It made it easy for me to interpret what it was like back then for someone to stand up to the Jim Crow laws.
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