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
For years, the black community had complained that the situation was unfair. Parks said, "My resisting being mistreated on the bus did not begin with that particular arrest, I did a lot of walking in Montgomery”. Rosa Louise McCauley was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". One day in 1943, Parks boarded the bus and paid the fare. She then moved to her seat but driver James F. Blake told her to follow city rules and enter the bus again from the back door.
Even though the supreme court ruled that segregation on the buses was unconstitutional it did not overturn all of the segregation laws. The leaflet repeats the phrase ?Don?t ride the buses to work, to town, to school of anywhere on Monday? to drive home the point to the reader that a major boycott was about to start. During... ... middle of paper ... ... the Ku Klux Klan the people living in that area had taken on board the message of acting as a community and instead of hiding away in their houses from the convoy, which was what the Ku Klux Klan expected, many blacks came out into the streets and waved at the cars as they passed by. Most southern whites were ?pro segregation?
The day Rosa Parks refused to move for a white man on the bus was the day the world saw this act differently. This was the day African Americans decided it was time for a change. This change started with a protest called the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The events all through this protest achieved many goals in the end and continue to impact lives today. Rosa Parks is a US civil rights activist who served as secretary of the local chapel of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People.
During the civil movement many African-Americans were fighting hard for their human rights, but peacefully. A very crucial element that was the freedom rides. Activists who would go on the bus were both black and white and at every bus stop there was such harsh violence some of the freedom riders would die. At the time, the South’s ideal culture was that African-Americans should not move forward. This is class conflict; in this case the ruling classes were discriminating against blacks and that were not allowed to ride the same bus as white people, and decided to rebel peacefully.
In the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” the characters Scout, Atticus, and Tom Robinson all stood up for something they believed in despite the fact that they were standing alone. Rosa Parks born and raised in Alabama was sitting alone on a Montgomery city bus. The bus driver noticed a white man standing up and asked Parks to move so he could sit down and have her seat forcing her to stand up. When she refused to move he called the police and she was arrested. She didn’t know what would happen, if her friends would look at her differently, how long she would stay in jail, all she knew was ,”It was time for someone to stand up--or in my case, sit down.
The Freedom Riders were a group of college students and leaders of various racial equality organizations, both blacks and whites, which tested the law of integration for public transportation. The law was instated, but Alabama especially didn’t follow it. The Freedom Riders rode buses into the cities to see if the townspeople accepted or declined the new law. They in turn ended up beating, pummeling, and chasing the riders out of town with the white mobs. The Freedom Riders violently fought the segregation of blacks and whites for public transportation systems, and their victory led to the integration of many other places and the making of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
On May 4,1961 a group of 7 African Americans and 6 Whites launched the historical Freedom Rides. This group of 13 brave americans set out to protest segregation in the interstate bus terminals. They knew what they were getting into but they didn't care. All they wanted was for everyone to be treated equal even if it cost them their lives. The Freedom Riders caught the attention of many by refusing to follow unfair laws, and by doing so they accomplished many things that positively affected everyones rights today.
Rosa Parks was born Rosa McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama. No one really knew about her childhood, they only knew about the how she refused to give up her seat to a white man on the bus. The boycott first started when Rosa Parks didn?t give up her seat after asked about two or three times. Rosa Parks is known for touching off the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 that led to the extreme popularity of Dr. King. The Montgomery improvement association, which is best known as the M.I.A, organized a car pool of nearly three hundred cars to drive people that need transportation.
Rosa Parks had violated the city law and was arrested for refusing to giver up her seat to a white man that wanted to sit down (Garrow n.p.). After Parks had been arrested, many African Americans were highly distraught. The actions of Rosa Parks had been a vital topic during the struggle of African Americans (“The Montgomery Bus Boycott” 89). Just like Montgomery buses, many other buses in other cities were segregated as well (The Montgomery Bus Boycott” 89). Soon after the arrest, citizens were fed up with being mistreated and demanded equal rights (Garrow n.p.).