Disobedience In Society

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Throughout history there has been many different movements and revolts that changed society for the better ,but in the process hurt many people mentally and physically and caused several devastating fatalities .Although at the end of most movements and revolts the desired outcome is granted , there were still many obstacles and points of struggle. In different parts of the world there are different laws and obligations and because citizens find them outrageous it will cause them to show acts of disobedience until the most fair and agreeable outcome is obtained. Luckily for us there are legislators who help instill the most justified laws so that the people in our society will remain satisfied and peace will brush through our neighborhoods.…show more content…
One of the events that took place was the Montgomery Bus Boycott which started on December 1 ,1955 when Rosa Parks an African American woman , was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white person. On the night of her arrest the Women’s Political Council put out a flyer that basically asked all African Americans to not ride the buses on the upcoming Monday in protest of the arrest and trial. On December 5th, a meeting was held to determine if they would continue on with the boycott and there Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave a speech and asked for a bus boycott and the people who attended agreed. Eventually the boycott ended on December 20th ,after 381 days the city passed an ordinance authorizing black passengers to sit where ever they pleased. Although victory was granted whites quickly turned to violence because they were upset with the court’s decision , later things were calmed down after the city suspended bus service for a while and even after all their trouble most African Americans continued to sit in the back of the bus. Another one of the events that took place was the Selma To Montgomery March . This took place because African Americans wanted and deserved the right to vote ,but…show more content…
The second march took place on March 9th; police moved aside to let the marchers pass which concluded with Dr. King leading the marchers back to church. The third march started on March 16 , they were protected by 2,000 soldiers of the U.S. Army ,1,900 members of the Alabama National Guard under federal command. The marcher arrived in Montgomery on March 24 and at the Alabama State Capitol on March 25.There were many brave participants of the Civil Rights movement and many of the leaders are honored today such as Bayard Rustin ,Andrew young ,William Ryan ,James Farmer and John Lewis. One of the most historic revolts was the Haitian Revolution which took place in Saint-Domingue from April 21st 1791 to January 1st 1804 , the primary goal of this was to eliminate slavery. This was considered the most successful slave rebellion ever to have occurred. The signal to began the revolt was given by Dutty Boukman a high priest on the night of April 14th , within a period of ten days slaves had taken control of the entire Northern Province . Plantation owners had already expected such a revolt , but even with their preparation they could not control the number of slaves that joined the
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