Leadership Characteristics Of Rosa Parks

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A leader is someone who leads a group through something and stands up for something that they believe in no matter what anybody else might think. They are passionate about what they are fighting for and passionate about passing on their vision to others around them. To me, being a leader means having leadership. Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization.They have certain characteristics that makes them a leader whether it be a strong mind or good leadership skills. However, the characteristics that make a good and effective leader are such as integrity, vision, concern, creativity, result-orientation, and courage (these are not all the characteristics that would make a leader good). A leader during the 20th century who has these leadership characteristics is an African American woman under the name of Rosa Parks for helping get rid of segregation for all African Americans. Rosa Parks was called “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of freedom.” for many different reasons, but these names were given to her for her contribution to the change that was made. She is considered a leader because she stood up for what she believed in and guided…show more content…
Parks had great amount of courage in standing up for what she believed in and how she did so. She disobeyed the bus driver knowing the consequences that would’/could follow. This meaning she could have gotten a far worse punishment than arrest for what she had done. She could have gotten beaten or even killed only for choosing to not follow “directions”. Parks never boycotted violently and did everything peacefully even if it was not liked, mostly by whites. She had the courage to keep boycotting peacefully still knowing the risks that would have followed. Parks went to far extents for others to have equality and for African American to have the same opportunities as whites because she was tired of everything that was

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