Rosa Parks: A Catalyst In The Civil Rights Movement

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A catalyst in the Civil Rights Movement. Alongside of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks led the black community closer to Justice. Parks refused to sacrifice her seat to a white man in 1955, on a Montgomery city bus. This was not the first time Rosa battled with the same bus driver about the placement of her seat. When approaching the bus she proceeded to paid her fare and find her seat on the bus. This was not satisfactory for the bus driver. Blacks were expected to pay fare in the front and exit the same door in which they entered and resurface through the back door of the bus. Parks was fed up with this buffoonery and went against the grain. The bus driver proceeded to “pull her coat sleeve, enraged, to demand her cooperation. Parks left the bus rather than give in” (A+E Networks Digital- History.com) she temporarily resolved the issue by exiting the bus. The second occurrence was when Parks constructed the bus boycott and led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. which was successful for more than a year. She sat in her seat and did not budge. No bus driver, No white bus driver was going to remove her from the front seat and demote her to the back. She stood up for herself and her segregated race. When this headlined the U.S Supreme court then recognized the segregation and ruled it unconstitutional. Parks is an iconic…show more content…
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