How Did Civil Disobedience Lead To Progress

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Civil disobedience does lead to progress, just like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. disobeyed the laws which gave African Americans more rights. Rosa Parks is an American Civil Rights Activist. On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks disobeyed the bus driver when he told her to give up her seat in the colored section to a white person just because the white section was filled. She got arrested because she violated Alabama 's segregation laws. Although others African-Americans had already been arrested for the same thing, Park 's case went all the way to state, so she was the best candidate to challenge the court. Because she disobeyed the law, she got fired from her job and received death threats, but it also opened new doors. Not only did her…show more content…
Just like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Civil Rights Activist. Because of his Christian beliefs he used nonviolent disobedience to advance his civil rights movements. Despite his many arrests, King never gave up on the rights movement. At the age of twelve he suffered from depression and blamed himself of his grandmother’s death and jumped from a two-story window but he survived. Sometimes painful situations, for example, the death of his grandmother, will make you a stronger person in life and it will motivate you to try to change the world for the better. His junior year of high school he and his teacher were going back home from Georgia when the bus driver told them to give their seats to white passengers, at first he refused but his teacher was able to convince him not to break the law. King, who led the bus boycott, was arrested which concluded with a case that ended racial segregation in all buses. On March 1963, he delivered his “I have a Dream” speech. He talked about how he dreamed that one day “the son of a former slave and the son of a former slave owner” will be able to play together, he also stated that one day he hopes that his children “will not be judged by their skin color but by the content of their character.” His speech was able to end the racial segregation in public
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