How Does Rosa Parks Show Moral Courage

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“Moral courage is more a rare commodity than bravery in a battle or great intelligence.” stated John F Kennedy. Moral courage is somebody who sacrificed their life or put their own life in danger to help somebody else or help millions of people. Rosa Parks is an example of somebody who showed moral courage. The Montgomery bus boycott would never had happened if it wasn't for Rosa Parks showing courage and standing up for what she believes in. Rosa Parks showed moral courage by standing up against racism when she refused to move to the back of the bus during segregation in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. Rosa Parks rode the bus and refused to move to the back section reserved for colored citizens when a white man got on. Rosa Parks said many things that day. Rosa felt uncomfortable and felt that she had the same right to sit where she was just as the white guy had the right to tell her to stand up. “When the driver saw me still sitting, he asked if I was going to stand up and I said, no i'm not” (Parks) As the white man walked on the bus and told Rosa Parks to stand up, she refused the law and stayed seated. Rosa had already caused a problem at this point.…show more content…
In the article “Rosa Louise Parks Biography” they talked a lot about Rosa Parks and everything that happened. The article is explaining that many people helped organize the boycott and helped promote it. “After the arrest of Rosa Parks, black people of Montgomery and sympathizers of other races organized and promoted a boycott of the city bus line that lasted 381 days.” The quote proves my thesis by showing how the bus boycott was set up and how it was organized through moral courage. Many people supported Rosa and he decision to stand up for what she believed
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