Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Dothan, and Auburn are the 5 largest states of Alabama and they are filled with some fun and interesting tourist attractions. For example, Birmingham’s art museum or huntsville’s big spring park. Alabama’s population is 4,779,736. The cost of living is over $340 just for food, housing, and health. Gulf state park, Cheaha state park, and Wild creek state park are the top 3 parks in the country for swimming, hiking and many more.
Historically, the Civil Rights Movement was a time during the 1950’s and 1960’s to eliminate segregation and gain equal rights. Looking back on all the events, and vital figures it produced, this explanation is very unclear. In order to fully understand the Civil Rights Movement, you have to go back to its beginning. Most people believe that Rosa Parks began the whole civil rights movement. She did in fact move the Civil Rights Movement to groundbreaking heights but its origin began in 1954 with Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka.
Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed, or rather, sat down for what she believed. On the evening of December 1, 1955, Parks, an African American, chose to take a seat on the bus on her ride home from work. Because she sat down and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, she was arrested for disobeying an Alabama law requiring black people to relinquish seats to white people when the bus was full. (Blacks also had to sit at the back of the bus.) Her arrest sparked a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system.
Rosa Parks Rosa Parks, also known as Rosa Louise McCauley, was born in 1913, on February, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Throughout Rosa Parks’ childhood, she had early learning with racial discrimination, as well as activism for racial equality. Her parents’ name was Sylvester and Rosa Edwards and her family lived on the Edward’s farm, where Rosa would live youth life. Rosa’s grandfather stood in the front yard of their house with his shotgun, when the Ku Klux Klan members marched down the street. Rosa Park’s mother taught her how to read at a young age.
“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right” (Rosa Quotes). Rosa Park’s involvement in civil disobedience was due to personal influences, she chose to participate in civil disobedience to protest seats on the bus for colored people, and she did achieve success using this controversial method of standing up for what she strongly believes to be right. Civil disobedience is protesting in a way that purposely breaks a law. Typically the laws that are being broken are the ones that they are protesting (Peter Suber). The purpose of civil disobedience is to attempt or put a stop to an unfair law and get it changed (Peter Suber).
Peaceful resistance to laws positively affect a free society. Throughout history, there have been multiple cases of both violent and peaceful protests. However, the peaceful protests are the ones that tend to stick with a society and are the ones that change the society for the better. In April 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter about just and unjust laws while he was in Birmingham jail for peacefully protesting. King came to Birmingham because "injustice is here".
During the first half of the twentieth century segregation was the way of life in the south. As sayd in document number 1, Alabama and many other states in the US, especially in the south, were segregated. What it meant is that black people and other minorities were separated from white people. For example, they had to eat in different restaurants, they had to go to black schools and they had to sit in the back of the buses. And this wasn’t all, not only they had to sit in the back of the bus they also had to give up their seat in case there weren’t enough empty seats for whites.
Rosa Parks is one of the most influential women of the 21st century, Rosa is remembered for her bravery and her courage in the face of discrimination. Rosa sparked a boycott of bus transportation in Montgomery Alabama, a turning point in the civil rights movement lead by renowned civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Not only did Rosa Parks inspire a group of people who had been discriminated against for hundreds of years but also inspired countless people to take a stand against it and fight for their rights. There is no doubt that Rosa parks was courageous but it is what she did with that courage to become one of the most influential people in the 21st century.
Rosa Parks was born as Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Growing up with segregation Rosa never thought that she would grow up to be a role model who helped stop segregation. Rosa knew that there was going to be a consequence of her action, but she Would never have guessed she would be the one to start a boycott against segregation. Rosa Parks along with many other people managed to stop segregation for African Americans and many other races. Segregation kept many colored people separated from whites, for example, white and colored kids could not go to the same schools, or even eat at the same place.
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.