Essay On Rosa Parks

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Rosa’s Stand Rosa Parks was a very influential African American woman throughout her life who continues to influence the world today. Growing up in the American south there were many struggles that she went through to become the woman that she was. At the age of thirty is when Parks became a member of the NAACP and the takeoff of the Civil Rights movement began. Soon after she become a member of NAACP her famous bus incident happened which truly impacted the world. Park’s is known for being a tired women who refused to give up her bus seat, but in reality she was an activist who was tired of the inequality for African Americans. Because Parks stayed in her seat, movements such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, desegregation of public facilities, and a change in perspectives were all possible. Rosa Parks grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama wherein the Jim Crow laws affected her life tremendously. The Jim Crow Laws also affected every aspect of daily life for all African Americans such as, bathrooms, parks, schools and many more public places. It all started after the Plessy v. Ferguson case when a black man attempted to sit in a whites only railway car, after this incident that's when the Jim Crow Laws were created by the court. ( ← reword this ← ). These laws were supposed to be “separate but equal” but the laws made blacks and whites not equal at all. All public places for blacks were inferior and dirty compared to the…show more content…
Parks joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1943. She was its secretary until 1956. She was the inspiration for the boycott after being secretary for 12 years. Parks founded the NAACP youth council and later she traveled throughout her state to interview victims about discriminations. Even though she did a lot through the NAACP her fame came from the bus
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