How Did Rosa Parks Use Peaceful Resistance To A Free Society

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Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way.
-Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks is a civil rights activist who is most well known for her stand against racial segregation in Montgomery, Alabama. Her peaceful resistance to segregation laws led to many changes in laws effecting equal rights for African Americans in the United States of America. Rosa Parks peacefully demonstrated her disagreement for laws that she disagreed with and was thereby able to effect change for many others who did not have the courage or skills to voice their opinions for themselves.1 It is my opinion that peaceful resistance, as demonstrated by Rosa Parks, can have a tremendously positive impact on laws and attitudes of free society. …show more content…

Our history shows that there have been scores of laws that have been changed because people spoke out against them and felt that they had a moral obligation to do so. They are also numerous examples of peaceful demonstrations, such as Rosa Parks’ refusal to go to the back of the bus that highlighted the injustice of these laws. At the time when Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus, she was breaking the law. Her refusal was not hurting anyone but was remarkable and memorable symbol against a law she felt was

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