Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks - Civil Disobedience

Rosa Parks was a huge part of the Black Civil Rights Movement. Rosa Parks is most famously known for refusing to give up her seat to a white man after a long day of work during very segregated times. The wildly famous event took place in the year 1955 in the city of Montgomery, Alabama. By Rosa Parks committing this rebellious act, it led to many more bus boycotts, soon ending the bus segregation.
The Story of Rosa Parks

Connecting Rosa Parks to Thoreau

It is extremely obvious to see that Rosa Parks to part in the courageous act of civil disobedience. One may even connect Rosa Parks to Henry David Thoreau. Henry David Thoreau is most famously known for his article over Civil Disobedience. In Civil Disobedience, Thoreau states "Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them or shall we endeaver to obey them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?" (Thoreau 427). This piece of Thoreau's article can easily be related to Rosa Parks rebellious action. This piece is a call to action to the reader and states that if unjust laws exist, it is up to you to doing something about it, just as Rosa parks did by refusing to give up her seat.