Rosa Parks's Movements Of The Civil Rights Movement

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In 1863, President Lincoln issued The Emancipation Proclamation, declaring freedom for black slaves. However, black people still did not have equal rights in comparison to white people. Black people were segregated in schools, restaurants, etc. from the whites.
Martin Luther King, in his speech against racial segregation, “I Have a Dream”, advocated for America being a “nation where [black people and children] will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” (Hartman 102-103). King’s speech is often considered a highlight of the Civil Rights Movement, a key part of the campaign where African Americans sought for civil rights and protested against racial segregation and discrimination during the 1950s and 1960s. India and South Africa had similar campaigns and these protestors’ values also affected the movement in America. Many leaders chose civil disobedience, specifically disobeying the law and using non-violence tactic, to resist injustice because it helps spread the protesting rapidly and appeals to citizens’ empathy.
One of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks used civil disobedience in purpose of correcting the ingrained racial discrimination in the society, especially in the segregated South. In 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, the law prohibited black people from having the seat with the whites on buses. However, Parks refused to obey the law and the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to a white man on a bus.

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