Rosa Parks How She Changed History

She was fined and arrested. All because she said she wouldn't move a seat in a bus. This happened to Rosa Louise Parks in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955. When she was on her way home a bus driver told her to give up her seat to a white man but she wouldn't give up her seat. This website has more information about Rosa Parks.

What She Wanted

I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.- Rosa Parks https://www.brainyquote.com/search_results?q=Rosa+Parks

Rosa Parks wanted to end segregation. She was tired of giving in to the segregation and Jim Crow laws. Rosa Parks felt that African-Americans should be treated equally to whites.

Let us look at Jim Crow for the criminal he is and what he has done to one life multiplied millions of times over these United States and the world. He walks us on a tightrope from birth. Rosa Parks https://www.brainyquote.com/search_results?q=Rosa+Parks

Why She Wanted It

As far back as I can remember, I knew there was something wrong with our way of life when people could be mistreated because of the color of their skin.- Rosa Parks https://www.brainyquote.com/search_results?q=Rosa+Parks

Rosa Parks wanted to end segregation because she remembers people being mistreated because of their skin color. When she was secretary of NAACP she interviewed victims of lynchings. This is another reason she would want to stop segregation.

How She Tried to Get It

You spend your whole lifetime in your occupation, actually making life clever, easy and convenient for white people. But when you have to get transportation home, you are denied an equal accommodation. Our existence was for the white man's comfort and well-being; we had to accept being deprived of just being human.- Rosa Parks https://www.brainyquote.com/search_results?q=Rosa+Parks

Since she wanted to stop giving into segregation she refused to give her seat up to a white man. After she did this the bus driver called the cops and Rosa Parks was fined and arrested for not following the bus drivers orders. Rosa Parks being arrested got the attention of a lot of African-Americans because she was part of the NAACP. One of the African-Americans was Martin Luther King Jr.. He helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott. The Montgomery bus boycott started in 1955 and ended in 1956. The boycott went to the U.S. Supreme Court and they ruled it unconstitutional. The Montgomery bus boycott ended with Montgomery's buses being desegregated.

“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” - Rosa Parks https://www.brainyquote.com/search_results?q=Rosa+Parks

What were the Negative Consequences

When Rosa Parks was on her way home from work on December 1, 1955 a bus driver told her and 3 other African-Americans to stand up so a white man could sit is their spot. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat causing her to get fined and arrested. She also got death threats because she was one of the major components in the Montgomery bus boycott.

What were the Positive Consequences

Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her bus seat which eventually resulted in Montgomery bus segregation ending. Rosa Parks was also a major component to deseregstion.

Do I feel that Rosa Parks was Successful in her Overall Goal

Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome. - Rosa Parks https://www.brainyquote.com/search_results?q=Rosa+Parks

Based on my research I think Rosa Parks was successful in desegregating buses in Montgomery, Alabama. She definitely also was a part of ending segregation across America.


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