Rosa Parks

Chance Augsburger-7th period

Background

"The mother of the freedom movement," Rosa Parks, was a part and a leader of the American civil rights movement throughout the 1900's. Rosa Parks was an African-American woman who was arrested for civil disobedience on December 1st, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. While not the first person to defy segregation laws, Rosa Parks, has gone down in the books as one of the most influential civil rights leaders in American modern day history.
Rosa Parks - Mini Bio

Modern Day Civil Disobedience

As I have covered, Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights leader during the 1900's. Her fame came from defying segregation laws when she refused to vacate her seat on a community bus for a white male. In Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience," his aversion to government possess him to say that "a single man can bend to [the governments] will." Rosa parks was the exception to Thoreau's statement because she finally said "enough" and decided to disobey the laws of the state. This action led to Parks' jailing but nevertheless she was and continues to be a symbol of civil disobedience and freedom.