Nelson Mandela And Rosa Parks Research Paper

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Our Society has continuously fought for human rights. Throughout the part century there have been many civil rights activists who have dedicated much of their lives in the fight for equality. Two such human activists that have made significant strides in their quest for equality, and have left their mark on the world are Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. Rosa Parks fought to end segregation between blacks and whites in the United States. Nelson Mandela, the South African activist, also advocated for human rights in a racially divided country. Both activists took actions in order to gain equality. They were both fighting for their freedom in different ways. Nelson Mandela was willing to die for his cause whereas Rosa Parks was protesting what she believed to be unconstitutional. In 1955, the Montgomery City Code required that all public transportation be segregated. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white person. As a result of Park’s refusal to move, she was arrested and taken to jail. Later that night she was released on bail. Subsequently, her arrest started a 381 day boycott of the Montgomery Bus System and launching nationwide efforts to end public…show more content…
Rosa Parks became known as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” She was honored with awards around the world, including the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Award for Freedom. Her conviction to stand up for what she believed in came with a price. After her arrest, she lost her job. She also received many threating phone calls and death threats, eventually causing her and her family to move to Detroit. Her goal was to better the world. To quote, “To this day I still believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, to grow and to do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy

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