Rosa Parks Research Paper

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Revolutionist: n. someone or something who wants to change the world. One who steps away from what is 'ordinary'; one who takes the step towards change and something that they believe in. According to many sources this is not only the definition of a revolutionary, but is most definitely the definition of Rosa Parks. She stood up for what she believed in and look at where we are today. We no longer have segregated schools, buses, or drinking fountains. She decided that she was tired of giving in and decided to not give her seat up to a white man. Rosa Parks helped start a revolution that has us where we are today. Rosa Parks is an influential black women from the 20th century who is not only a revolutionary because of her brave acts, but because…show more content…
This organization's main concern was to eliminate prejudices and discrimination for minorities. Blacks did not have equal opportunities as whites did in housing, education, employment, voting, and transportation. Which is a reason why Rosa worked so hard and long. She was a secretary for them so she can change what had been happening around her. The NAACP ended up being a very successful job for her and she loved working for it. Later in that same year, Parks had her first confrontation with a bus driver. It was on December 1st, 1955 when Rosa had been waiting for a bus to take her home. When the bus arrived instead of going through the side set aside for colored people, Rosa walked through the doors that had been the white section of the bus and sat down in her seat. Then, the bus driver got up and walked to the back of the bus where Parks was sitting. He demanded that she get off the bus and walk through the appropriate doors. Rosa refused, her action was impulsive and not planned, although her previous civil rights involvement and strong sense of justice were obvious influences. Unfortunately she was arrested when the bus driver contacted the police and filed charges against her. Rosa stated in an interview with Merv Griffon that, "When [she] made that decision, [she] knew that [she] had the strength of my ancestors with

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