Rosa Parks Essay

Submitted By grajwany
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I personally believe that it is very important to stand up for what you believe is right, and to never allow others to walk over you and dictate what you can or cannot do. After all, we live in a free country in which every human being is equal and deserves to same rights as others. Throughout history, there have been many people who have fought for themselves and for their freedom. Rosa Parks is an individual that created a strong impact mainly on African Americans, but also those people whom value freedom and equality. Being raised in America as a Muslim, I completely understand the concept of being treated equally. Rosa Parks was a very brave woman who did not allow others to treat her any differently. A prime example of her bravery is the well-known Montgomery, Alabama bus experience as she stood up for herself. On this bus, Mrs. Parks sat in the section where it was reserved for “whites only”. Clearly, she did not believe in segregation, she was strongly opposed to the fact that the blacks had to sit in the back of the bus; I mean how is that even fair? Her refusal to move to the back of the bus lead to the boycotting of several other busses, which is what contributed even more to the Civil Rights Movement. If I put myself in Mrs. Parks’ shoes, I feel like although it lead to her being arrested, I would still stand up for myself and for all the African Americans along with me. Due to her actions and her bravery, she is known as both the “first lady of civil rights”