Annabelle Wintson Bower History 8A March 12, 2018 Title Although the slavery was abolished in 1865, the rights given to African Americans were not nearly equal to those of white Americans. After slavery was abolished, inequality in American society ran high, and many laws were put in place to restrict the rights and abilities of African Americans. Some laws include the Jim Crow Laws (1870 to 1950s) and the Supreme Court Ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) that ruled that there could be “separate but equal” facilities and services for people of color and white Americans.
On the night that Rosa Parks was captured, E.D. Nixon, leader of the nearby section of the NAACP, started shaping arrangements to sort out a blacklist of Montgomery 's city transports. Advertisements were put in nearby papers, and handbills were printed and dispersed in dark neighborhoods. Individuals from the African-American group were requested that stay off city transports on Monday, December 5, 1955—the day of Rosa 's trial—in dissent of her capture. Individuals were urged to stay home from work or school, take a taxicab or stroll to work. With the greater part of the African-American group not riding the transport, coordinators trusted a more drawn out blacklist may be effective.
The Mpemba Effect is the observation that warm water freezes quicker than cold water in certain circumstances. Warm water seems counterintuitive, but ultimately catalyzes the freezing process. In this analogy, the warm water represents disobedience and the freezing process represents social progress. Disobedience has a negative connotation, which contradicts the idea of positive progression, but in many cases, can actually accelerate it. Many commonly misinterpret disobedience as violence, when in actuality, some of the most powerful reformers in history have emphasized nonviolence.
The event that brought about the boycott took place on December 1, 1955. On this day, four African American passengers, including Rosa Parks, were asked to give up their seats on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, as per a city ordinance. Parks was the only one to refuse. Because of this, she was arrested and fined. When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. caught wind of this, he and a colleague organized the boycott of Montgomery 's bus system.
When someone thinks of the civil rights period of the united states they already have some associations or connotations. Many people think of what the times were like, or who was present and fighting for their rights. Rosa Parks and the bus driver or Brown v. Board of Education are among the most popular and most recognizable . These are great people with brilliant ideas and beliefs that changed the United states for the better. The only thing is that they are not as popular as Martin Luther King Jr. .
One of the major goals of the American Civil Rights movement was to give all people, regardless of race, equal rights. In the United States, civil rights are supposed to be for all people. Throughout history, people have had to fight for their rights when others tried to deny them. Today, all people enjoy the benefits of civil rights advocates. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most important civil rights leaders and because of him, there are equal rights today.
Michael Rivas Henderson CRW 19/March/2018 Montgomery Bus Boycott Rough Draft The Montgomery Bus Boycott was an important role of why all of the people of today all have the same rights as one another and there is no higher virtue to not just one victim but both of the victims. This event was definitely significant to where equality is today and it is the reason of why we all have equal rights as humans. At the time of this event there was a lot of segregation and people of the black community wanted integration so this was the first step to gaining the rights that they deserve as humans.
When Rosa Parks got an arrest, it had started a resolution. When Rosa didn't get up from her seat for a white man, the driver called the police and arrested her. So at her court date, the African Americans had started a boycott. The Africans have to seat in the back of the bus in the colored section. Because Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man; she started a revolution and the fight for equal rights for black people.
Throughout history many nonviolent social movements have taken place. These movements have helped to fix injustices and provide a better environment for many people. One of these highly important social movements being the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement consisted of a series of events that led to important advancements for people of color. These events took place during the 1950’s-1960’s and some of the campaigns that took place to further the movement were the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Lunch Counter Sit-ins, Freedom Rides, and Freedom Summer.