What Was Rosa Parks Courageous

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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. I chose Rosa Parks for this essay because she was one of the most well known…show more content…
Rosa was riding on the bus after a long day of work at a Montgomery department store where she was a seamstress. The buses were segregated between white and colored persons, where the colored people would have to sit in the back and the white people would sit in the front. As the bus was filling up with white passengers the bus driver, who at that time had the same authority as a policeman when there was a concern about the bus, asked for four black passengers to give up their seats so that the white passengers would have somewhere to sit. Three of the four complied but Rosa refused to move. The bus driver called the police and Rosa was arrested because it was said she was in violation of Chapter 6, Section 11, of the Montgomery City Code. Rosa was later released on bail and when asked when she did not move Rosa recalled that “...her refusal wasn’t because she was physically tired, but that she was tired of giving in.” After Rosa was released organisations, such as the NAACP, started to form plans of boycotting the Montgomery city buses. The organisations believed that Rosa’s act
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