Rosa Parks

Skye Olinger

Civil Rights Impact

Rosa Parks(1913-2005) was just an ordinary woman, riding the bus. However that all changed in 1955. Rosa Parks was riding a bus in Montgomery, Alabama when a very rude white man boarded the bus and demanded that she give him her seat. It had been a long day and she was tired of being pushed around. She did the rare thing and defended herself, refusing to give up her seat and move to the back of the bus. Parks went to jail for a very short time but was released fairly quickly.

Her Legacy

Rosa Parks didn't even intent to create a movement. She was just a woman who was rudely commanded by a white man to move, and she did the unthinkable, she stood up for herself. Even today she is recognized as one of the most important people during the Civil Rights Movement. She created and impact and changed the views of some American people, what she did made people question what was right and wrong. Rosa Parks was one of the most important figures during the Civil Rights.

Her Movement

Because of this, the local towns members boycotted the buses. This boycott lasted more than a year! Ending only when the Supreme Court finally came to a conclusion that segregation on the bus was unconstitutional and illegal. Also Rosa Parks became the symbol for strength and dignity during racial segregation.