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From the beginning of time, history has written the effect of social, economic and political events that were experienced by people from around the world. In this case I have been assigned with selecting one social, economic or political event that I believe was the most significant event following World War II and had a more powerful effect on the American people. The social or shall I state political event that I will be discussing is on Rosa Parks and her fight for civil right.
Civil Right Movement
The event that I have chosen started in the 1950’s, approximately in1955 when ...view middle of the document...
Now as you read throughout history, Rosa Parks had been fighting for civil rights for about 10 years previous to this event but never implemented her views until this day.
After her arrest, Rosa Parks was bailed out of jail with the help of a friend, soon after the African American Community decided to start up a bus boycott. The boycott was to ultimately be a success as about 60% or more of the business pertaining to the bus system was brought on by the African American Community. After collaborating with leaders from the African American community, it was decided that Martin Luther King would lead the boycott which was to begin immediately. As the boycott progresses, the leaders of the boycott were surprised to see that the community had their back in the fight to stop bus segregation laws. Rosa parks was greatly appreciative to see that so many people were not only fighting her but also for so many other African American citizens, on the other hand she did still have to deal with the law which did find her guilty and a fine of $14 was administered.
Now out and collaborating with others in the African American community, Rosa Parks teams up with the minister Martin Luther King Jr. to continue the fight for the end to bus segregation laws. Not asking much of the law, the boycotting community asks of only
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three things to be changed. This included not having to given up their seat to any white passenger, the bus driver’s must treat all passengers equally and that the bussing companies start hiring African American individuals. Although with reasonable understanding for requesting such changes, the then racial judicial system denied the request. The African American community was not surprised as they have been treated unfairly for their whole lives but it didn’t stop them from pursuing what they felt was owed to them which was equal bussing rights. As the boycott continues so does the determination of the African American community and this is shown by the next step in the fight against bus segregation. Although changes are denied, African American individuals hold their grounds and although months into the boycott they still find other ways to get to work. After awhile the bus companies start losing money which is shown by the act of discontinuing some bus routes and...