Persuasive Essay On Rosa Parks

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During the 1900s, the life of Rosa Parks was never easy. Parks grew up during the time of the Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow Laws targeted mostly African-American heritage. They were in favor of white people as they separated African descent from the mix of society. These laws included regulations on public restrooms, drinking fountains, education, and public transportation. Rosa Parks is an example of how unfair African-Americans were treated in the United States, and her fight in battles such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Civil Rights Movement drove a plethora of others to join her side to change the way “colored people” were seen in America. Even as a child, Rosa Parks was met with memories of prejudices against black people. “In one experience, Rosa’s grandfather stood in front of their house with a shotgun while Ku Klux Klan members marched down the street,”(“Rosa Parks Biography,” 2018). It was a sad memory for her knowing …show more content…

Her legacy did not end with the Civil Rights Movement, but instead it flourished. Her choices made a domino effect, and one-by-one others were joining her side to fight for equality. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to about 300,000 people around the Lincoln Memorial. “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” (Luther). His speech lasted about 17 minutes, but that short amount of time changed hearts. Parks had sparked a fire in him that he himself did not know he had in him. The bus boycott inspired the dream, and the dream inspired the change. Soon enough, the followers for the fight for equality became larger and more diverse. Different races and religions were joining from all around the world. Although they were met with violence, they kept their protest peaceful, and the era of fairness

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