The Great Impact African American Women On Society

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We all know the big impact African American women had on society. We constantly hear about Harriet Tubman, the conductor, or Rosa Parks, the stubborn, leader. But there are many women we don’t hear about, including Ella Baker, Michelle Obama, Tyra Banks, Diana Nash, Daisy Bates, Madam Walker, Oprah Winfrey, and many more. All these women had a big impact on society, and helped during times like the civil rights movement, racism back in the 1800’s, and in some political aspects too. They helped shape America as a whole, and lead very powerful groups that had a strong effect on American lives. Although they don’t get much praise for their accomplishments, the United States would be slightly different without their contributions.

Rosa Parks is known for her pride, stubbornness, and her refusal to give up her seat to a white male. In the early 1900’s, African Americans were treated different than other races. Like trash. They had to serve the “white man” and live their lives completing actions in the Caucasians liking, and dealing with extreme racism. At the time of this incident, many African Americans were searching for the same freedom, respect, and fairness that the whites received. Rosa Parks gave many blacks the sense of pride they were looking for. On December 1st, 1955 the section of seats for the whites’ on the bus were filled. Rosa Parks sat in the row behind the white section with 3 other African American individuals. Many have the misconception that she was
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