Rosa Parks

Hannah Ness Period 6

Revealing Information

Rosa Parks is a famous American Rebel for her refusal to obey the Caucasian bus driver. On December 1, 1995, Parks was leaving work from the department store when she was arriving to a bus casually sitting in the middle. However, when the seats in the Caucasian section filled up, the bus drive gave a order for African Americans to stand. Parks gave the bus driver a refusal and the driver called the police. When the police officers got there, the bus driver purposely said "that one" by being racist. The police officers took her and arrested her. This inspired Martin Luther King Jr. to lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of his first Civil Rights actions. Because of this, Parks was called the "Mother of The Modern Civil Rights Movement".
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott: 60 Years Later - Fast Facts | History

Rosa Parks and Civil Disobedience

Rosa Parks and Thoreau share some points such as their belief in a government. Thoreau says, "But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make know what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it"(Thoreau 1). Thoreau wants a better government. During Rosa Parks time, she wanted a better government too. She was going through a time when the government had segregation and discrimination fully towards African Americans. She did not like how the government was working. She wanted a better government like Thoreau.