How Did Rosa Parks Impact The Civil Rights Movement

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Caitlin Rathke
Mrs. Dyer
Honors English 1
30 October 2015
Rosa Parks
In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, a black woman named Rosa Parks helped African Americans gain their Civil Rights. Her brave attitude, at just the right moment, with just the right response, changed the history of our country, and caused people to reflect on how they treated one another. Rosa Parks’ strength and determination as a black woman during the Civil Rights Era, her defiance of the segregation laws through protest and public support, helped lead our country into giving equal rights to everyone, no matter the color of their skin.
Growing up in the South, Rosa Parks dealt with segregation through her childhood and into adulthood (Remembering). She was born in Tuskegee, …show more content…

Rosa Parks’ role in the Civil Rights Movement impacted the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights Era (heritage). Her actions led to thousands of protesters following Martin Luther King in the 1950s and 1960s (Remembering). During the civil right movement, Rosa lost her job and had many death threats against her (McCabe). African Americans would not ride the bus until after Rosa Parks’ case reached the U.S. Supreme Court and it was declared that seating on public transportation to be illegal. This ruling took place on December 20, 1956 (McCabe). Rosa Parks demonstrations led to new laws protecting African American Citizens. This included the Civil Rights Act of 1965 (McCabe). The Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, banned segregation once and for all (Remembering). The Supreme Court also helped get the U.S. government to pass laws that protected everyone, no matter their skin color (Remembering). After the Supreme Court finally passed this law, Rosa and her husband Raymond decided to move to Detroit, Michigan. She continued to educate children of all ages and encourage others to work for equality for all people

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