Montgomery Bus Boycott Analysis

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“Are you going to stand? Rosa looked at the bus driver, as he asked her to stand up and with no hesitation she said, “No.” (Reed & Parks, pg.23). Parks changed history with one simple word, which led to equality between races and no segregated buses. When looking at the Civil Rights movement in America, it is important to discuss the significance of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the result of the Montgomery Bus Boycott on civil rights, and what did Rosa did to help change the world. The story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956) was a signified justice and segregation. It described a story of negros, who would be segregated on buses until the day of segregation would finally be abolished by justice. I began when a courageous, determined women decided to stand up for what’s was right. Parks was tired of being disrespected, just like all of the blacks abroading the buses. The buses were based on the Jim Crow laws, which stated: “If there weren’t many people on the bus, there should be some separation between the end of the white row and the beginning of the colored.” (Keys, pg.6). On the 1st of December, Parks got on her regular bus and found a seat in the middle section of the bus, behind the whites. In her opinion she wasn’t sitting in the white section, so she didn’t think she need to give up her seat. Parks was told to stand up by the bus driver, and she decided to say one simple word, “No.” and she didn’t give up her seat when she was told to. She knew anything was
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