Rosa Parks: Segregation In The United States

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Rosa Parks is an African American who grew up in a time of segregation and oppression in the early 20th century. This type of segregation in the United States that Mrs. Parks lived through was based off of the idea that blacks, according to law, must be separated from whites. It can be seen in many public locations such as the white bathrooms and “colored” bathrooms. Blacks and whites were often segregated upon schools, sports, public locations, and especially in the case of Rosa Parks, public transportation. Rosa Parks is widely known for her uncompromising attitude on December 1, 1955. On this day she decided to refuse to give up her seat to a white man, which was a misconduct according to the Montgomery City Code. Rosa Park’s arrest lead

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