Analysis Of Rosa Parks And Martin Luther King: The Mother Of The Civil Rights Movement

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Journal Three When the common men, or women, takes a step back and looks at history. They will notice that the people who are most vision able get the most credit. Yes, they often deserve the credit they are given. However, sometimes they are over praised. For example, people celebrate individuals such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King for the part they played in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Due to that, a substantial amount people tend to forget the people who do the work behind the scenes, the people who are the backbone of movements. For that reason, some people may believe that, a good percentage of the people today have an incomplete picture of who contributed during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. With the same token, those same…show more content…
In the words of Jay-Z, “Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk.” Rosa Parks was a leader in her local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), work as the secretary. She also was a mentor to the youth in her community. For example, in 1949, she advised member of the local youth NAACP chapter, as they challenged Jim Crow Laws by checking out books from an all-whites library. About six years later, she would do something that she is known for today. One afternoon in December, after a long day of work, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white people. Because of this, she was arrest and this led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott—which made Martin Luther King Jr. in a public figure. Likewise, a few people even may remember Rosa Park’s famous words, that were in her autobiography, when she was asked why she defied the law and refused to give up her seat: “I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in’’ (Parks, 116).” However, what many people failed to mention, or even care to know, that Rosa Parks was not the first African-American to break the law and refuse to give up her seat. In fact, just in previous the last year, before her, other African-American…show more content…
In Martin King words, she was ‘‘apparently indefatigable, she, perhaps more than any other person, was active on every level of the protest’’ (King, 78). Mrs. Robinson was active in the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and the Women’s Political Council (WPC). She later became President of the WPC. She also played a major role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Even through Dr. King and her peers had had a high regard for her, she is not properly

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